Joseph Macerollo OC

Joseph Macerollo, Board Member Burlington New Millennium Orchestra
Joseph Macerollo, Board Member (BNMO) Burlington New Millennium Orchestra

Joseph Macerollo

OC (Order of Canada)

Biography

Macerollo is a world-renowned accordionist, a sought-after performer and an inspired teacher. He was awarded an officer of the Order of Canada “for his pioneering achievements as a musician and educator, and for bringing the classical accordion to Canadian concert halls,” according to a citation on the Governor-General’s website.

Linda Cara, vice-president of the Toronto Musicians’ Association presented him with a lifetime achievement award. His technique with the bellows is unique, and it’s that, along with his amenable personality, that has allowed the accordion to be accepted, Cara said at the time.