"World of Accordions Museum HARRI"
World of Accordions Museum American Accordionists’ Association Affiliate 1930 -1950s: Rare and Hybrid Instruments Automated Instruments Sound-effects Instruments Ornate and Impressive Unusual Accordions The Collections of Helmi Strahl Harrington, Ph.D. USA, Russia, Czechoslovakia, Slovenia, Bohemia Yugoslavia, Hungary, Poland, Denmark, Norway Sweden, Italy, Finland, Austria, Switzerland Netherlands, France, Germany (East and West) Mexico, South America, Brazil, Spain, China, Japan, Africa (more !) Organization by Country-of-Origin Styles Organization by Ethnic Cajun Mexican-Conjunto Old West Black Performers The Magnificent 1000 1960s to the Present: Aesthetics and Technology World-Class Accordions Evolve Original Compositions and Accordion Artists Modern and State-of-the-Art Models Organization by Special Topics Free-Bass and Converter Chemnitz Concertinas Émigrés, World War II USA Makers, Shift Styles Rock-n-Roll, Jazz “Musette,” Nautical Celluloid Organization by Brand-Names Uhlig, Band, Busson, Concertone Lange,Patek, Italo-American Titano , Pancordion, Pigini Hohner, Crucianelli, Scandalli, Wurlitzer Excelsior, Dallape Galanti, Soprani Acme hundreds more ! Introductory Information Classification Charts Quality Grades Definitions Pedestal Accordion Keyboards Oscillators to MIDI Electronic Accordions Room (More Electronic Models on Third Floor) Hear on-screen accordions Music While You Look discussed and sounded Hear various musical styles Walls of Fame Trophies Displays Special Exhibits “Humorous Moments” Wall Movie Stars and Their Accordions Elsie Bennett’s Corner Individual Musicians and Their Stories A World of Accordions Museum 1401 Belknap Street Superior, Wisconsin 54880 Predecessor Instruments Demian-type “Flutinas” Wheatstone and Lachenal concertinas Busson Piano Accordions Mid 1800s Instruments Turn-of-the-Century Instruments The Button Diatonics Predominate Chronology Section Educational Displays Accordion People You Should Know Cultural Artifacts “Touch and Feel”- Try An Accordion Area Salvation Army Mannequin Musicians Inside the Accordion Famous and Infamous Accordionists Mon-Tues-Wed 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM $10.00 per person donation Call for Group Rates, Special Tours, Concerts and Scheduled Events Phone: 715-395-ARTS (2787) www.ACCORDIONWORLD.org firstname.lastname@example.org Paintings-Sculptures-Figurines HARRINGTON ARTS CENTER includes: A World of Accordions Museum Accordion-concertina Repair and Technicians’ School (ARTS) Accordion Resource Libraries Hanni Strahl Concert Hall Helen and Theodore Miller Concert Series Duane Sellman Special Exhibits Area Accordion Concertina Music The “Accordion Concertina HARRINGTON Support our work and receive personal benefits: Newsletters, Events notices, Concert and Gift Shop discounts Individual Member -- $36.00 Family Membership -- $55.00 Club / Association Membership -- $150.00 Corporate Membership -- $200.00 Life Membership -- $1,000.00 Become a Member ARTS CENTER Become a Donor Donor Classifications: Estate Bequest Benefit the Museum with a clause in your Will Music Ensemble” Patron Level Music Specialty Gift Shop Harrington ARTS Publications Accordion Video Theater Exit 255--Blatnik Bridge from Duluth is Hiway 53, Becomes Hammond Ave. In Superior N HARTS parking Financial donation of $1,000 or more Benefactor Level Supporter Level Financial donation of $500 or more Financial donation of $250 or more Contributor Level Musical Instrument Donor Perpetual commemoration through the instrument Financial donation of any size Artifact Donor Articles for display, workshop, library, or research “Adopt an Accordion” Program Provide restoration or maintenance for a particular instrument Friend-of-the-Museum Volunteer Special Needs Provider Scholarship Fund Help a student to learn A special gift for a particular need Help us maintain, organize, and document S Exit 253A Bong Bridge from Duluth is Hiway 2, Becomes Belknap St. Hanni Strahl ni Concert Hall Accordion-concertina Repair and Technicians’ School Comprehensive courses leading to Certification as Accordion-Family-Instruments Repair Technician Technical-College Level Curriculum Advanced Training for “Technician Specialist” Status Accordion Resources Libraries Discipline-specific Technical Books Writers and Speakers Books Tools and Machinery Books International Sources Construction Sources Accordion Histories Suppliers Catalogs General Reference General Reading Charles Magnante Musical Estate Hugo Herrmann Archives Pietro Frosini Center Books: Remembering the Old World in the New The Concert Hall is a memorial to this immigrant German woman whose contributions to American society remain far-reaching. Hanni’s life-story is displayed in the foyer. Special Collections: Helen and Theodore Miller, friends of music and patrons of A World of Accordions Museum, also funded displays in honor of Ernest Deffner The “K” Trio (CT) 2002 Ingrid Kvale (Norway) 2002 Joanna Arnold-Darrow (NJ) 2002 Accordion Concertina Music Ensemble (2002) Friedrich Lips (Moscow) 2002 Stas Venglevski (WI) 2002 Dick Rees (MN) 2003 Stas Venglevski and John Simkus (IL) 2003 Dee Langley and Greg Dagoumas (MN) 2003 Nauheimer Stadtmusikanten (Germany) 2003 Grand ReOpening Celebrations (2004): Carmelo Pino, Minnesota Accordion Orchestra Langley-Dagoumas, Sue Spencer & Jim Ofsthun (Willowgreen), The Setnikers, Jose Curbelo, Accordion Concertina Music Ruben Rodriguez Y Su Conjunto (Argentina) Helen and Theodore Miller Concert Series Duane Sellman Special Exhibits Area Assessing Problems Basic and Specialized Repairs Tools, Job-specific Devices, Jigs Supplies and Suppliers Tuning and Reed-work Air Consumption Bellows Making Parts Pitch Systems Cosmetic Issues Construction Epochs Treble Keyboards Machines Bass Keyboards Machines Brands / Manufacturers Amplification Circuitry Basic Business Procedures Value and FM Appraisals Workshop Organization Customer Relations Keeping Records Resume Writing Legal Issues Advertising Basic Proficiency in playing all accordion-types Customer Interactions Job Opportunities Hands-On Coursework: Articles Topics Research Accordion Catalogs ARTS Procedure Sheets ARTS Curriculum Guides Diagrams and Schematics Manufacturers’ Specification Files: Sound Recordings: Edison Cylinder Recordings Ethnic Performances Historic Performers Thousands of LPs Cassettes CDs AWAM Concerts Accordion Events Artist Performances Music-related Movies Factory Construction Tours Historic Accordion Advertisements Videos: Methods Classes: Live-Shop Services Music Specialty Gift Shop Accordion Figurines, Antiques and Collectibles Seasonal Gifts, Posters, Puzzles Accordion Straps, Cases, Accessories Music Books, Recordings (CDs, Tapes) Complete Workshop Facilities Heavy Machinery Workshop Safety-Issues Training Specialty Seminars Weekend Workshops Field Trips Specialty Lecturers Dedicated to a man whose quest for knowledge and keen intelligence contributed to the founding of these institutions Accordion Concertina Music Private Music Lessons: Piano Accordion, Button Chromatic Accordion, Button Diatonic Accordions, Anglo and English Concertinas, Chemnitz Concertina, Piano and Keyboard Performance Training All ages accepted Focus on Student’s Goals Participation in National Competitions Permanent Display: They Changed the Accordion World: Hugo Herrmann, Charles Magnante, Pietro Frosini Traveling Exhibits Ironworld Discovery Center USA American Accordionists’ Association Accordionists and Teachers Guild Permanent Display: Paintings by A.D. Greer (Other art works are displayed throughout the building) Music Theory; Accordion History Ensemble/Orchestra Opportunities Accordion Concertina Music Ensemble Entertainment, Background Music, Dances Virtuoso Concerts, Ethnic Repertories Performance-Show on 20 different instruments CDs and Printed Arrangements Sales and Service: Music, Recordings, Straps, Cases, Accessories Tuning, restoration and quality repairs on all types Professional and Museum-quality work. Students at National Competition In-House Publications Members’ Newsletters The Charles Magnante Story Guide to the Museum Harrington Accordion Method Books Helmi Harrington, Ph.D. (accordions and concertinas) Carolyn Carver (violinist) Accordion Video Theater Ongoing Features: Introduction to Museum Displays Introduction to Accordion Family Instruments Famous Performers