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2024-2025 SLAMTA Events Calendar
Celebrating our 50th Anniversary! (1974-2024)

FALL 2024


Friday, September 6, 10:00 am-11:30 am:  SLAMTA/PTRT JOINT Opening Program and Reception 

Presenter:  Dr. Kate Boyd from Butler University in Indianapolis

Topic:  The Piano Works of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel

Location: Steinway Piano Gallery (Address: 12033 Dorsett Road Maryland, Heights, MO)

Saturday, September 21: MMTA District 6 (St. Louis) Auditions

Location: Dayspring Arts and Education 

Registration:  stay tuned for email announcement by Missouri Music Teachers Association

SLAMTA members must have their dues paid for 2024-2025 to register their students.

District Chair is urgently needed - please contact President Sharla Bender



October - No events planned

Fall Advanced Master Class - Not scheduled

Master Class Chair is needed- please contact President Sharla Bender




November 7-10, 2024: MMTA State Auditions (Instrumental and Vocal Categories)

Piano Auditions: usually held on a Sunday (November 10th) 

More Details forthcoming @


Saturday/Sunday November 16-17:  Monster Concert

Saturday, November 16, 2023 Mandatory rehearsals from 1 pm to 6 pm (specific time slot to be assigned after registration) 

Sunday, November 17, 2023 (specific time to be assigned after registration)

  • 1:00 pm Concert 1

  • 2:30 pm Concert 2

Location:  Lacefield Music (Address: 112 Chesterfield Valley Dr., Chesterfield, MO)

Registration will be open on October 5, 2024.  The deadline to register is October 19, 2024 at 11:59 pm.

Registration fee is $22/student and $22/teacher.  

Repertoire List can be downloaded here.

Contact Sharla Anderson @



Saturday/Sunday December 7-8: Galleria Play-a-thon

Location: St. Louis Galleria (Address: 1155 St Louis Galleria St, St. Louis, MO 63117)

Contact: Nancy Fletcher @

A fantastic opportunity for students to perform repertoire and holiday music for our community!

Winter-Spring 2025



Friday, January 17, 10:00 am-11:30 am:  January Presentation

Presenter: Ian Hayden, Piano Technician with Steinway, Member of PTG

Topic: Communicating with Your Technician to Optimize Your Piano and the Condition of Piano impacts Students' learning and performance

Location: Steinway Piano Gallery

Contact:  Doris Lam, Program Chair @          




Sunday, February 23: Sonatina Festival for Piano and STRINGS (PROJECTED DATES AND LOCATIONS - UNCONFIRMED)

Location:  The Community Music School of Webster University 

                    GPS Address: 8282 Big Bend Blvd, Webster Groves, MO 63119

Alternate Date: Saturday Afternoon 2/22/2024 at Dorsett Arts Studio

                   Address: 2612 Metro Blvd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Contact: Vera Parkin @


March - No events planned


In Progress: Young Artist Pre-College Competition

Location: Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (SIUE), Dunham Hall

Time: 8:30am-2:30pm

Open to piano and string students of current SLAMTA teachers, grades 6-12.

Candidates perform three pieces from contrasting periods, memorized.

There are three divisions:  Division I (Grades 6-7); Division II (Grades 8-9)

and Division III (Grades 10-12).  Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded in each Division.

Contact Young Artist Competition Chair: Abbey Hayden @



Spring Intermediate Master Class - see Closing Program in May

Master Class Chair is needed- please contact President Sharla Bender 



May 9-10:  SLAMTA/PTRT JOINT Closing Program, Masterclass and Recital with Composer Catherine Rollin 

Location: Steinway Piano Gallery

Friday, May 9

  • 10:00 am-11:30 am:  Rollin Presentation

  • 11:30 am - Q & A session

Saturday, May 10:

  • 10:00am-11:30am:  Rollin Repertoire Master Class (with 2 intermediate/2 advance students)

  • Short Break

  • 11:35am-12:05pm: Mini-Recital (about 30 minutes)


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