The ATG Festival Concerts will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, July 20, 21, and 22 at the Wheaton College Armerding Concert Hall. These concerts are open to the public. To purchase individual concert tickets, click here.
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."
--Joan C. Sommers, Conductor
About the ATG
The Accordionists & Teachers Guild, International is a non-profit organization of accordion teachers, students, composers, professional musicians, and hobbyists from around the world. Its goal is to foster an appreciation of this remarkable instrument and its music.
Since its establishment in 1940 by the late Anthony Galla-Rini and colleagues, the ATG has garnered international prestige and respect for its ongoing pursuit of excellence in music education.
The ATG offers scholarships, hosts seminars, workshops, concerts, recitals, and an annual festival -- all of which provide accordion education and performance opportunities for players of all ages and levels.
News and Events
Join us for the next teachTALK event on June 11, 2023 @ 3pm CT. The theme will be "Learning Styles."
For our upcoming meeting, in the Learn Together portion of the meeting, we'll be discussing a featured article that we’ll ask you to read beforehand. The article is an excerpt from the book Music Matters: A Philosophy of Music Education. It focuses on different "Musical Thinkings and Knowings (MTKs)”—ways that students and teachers learn and interact with music. We look forward to a lively and engaging discussion that explores the various musical competencies outlined in the article. The article will be emailed to you upon registration.
We will end the meeting with some time for unstructured conversation in our small groups.
Our 2023 Festival will be held in Lisle. IL on July 19-22. Please visit our Festival Page for more details and to make hotel reservations.
The ATG Festival Concerts are a part of the Wheaton College Artist Series. Follow this link to view all performances of the series.
Click here to purchase individual ATG Festival Concert Tickets.
The ATG Syllabus is an outline of both the Practical and Written requirements for the completion of nine different levels related to the study of the accordion. This includes the requirements for solo performance, the building of technique in both hands, aural and sight-reading skills, as well as general musical knowledge. There are suggestions for accomplishing these requirements but there is room also for your own choices to be made in the many selections of solos, exercises, and studies. The works of many composers and arrangers from several different countries are included in these lists.
The price is $30 for ATG members and $50 for non-members.
One benefit to ATG membership is access to the popular FREE online workshops that are offered every two weeks during the fall and spring. Recordings of these workshops are available
for members, too.