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2023-2024 SLAMTA Events Calendar
Celebrating our 50th Anniversary! (1974-2024)

FALL 2023


Saturday, August 26: 3rd Annual End-of-Summer Picnic

Join us for a chance to greet new members and reconnect with friends.

The picnic will feature great food, music games, and plenty of time to fellowship!

Location: Windegger Shelter at Tilles Park (Address: 9551 Litzsinger Rd, St. Louis, MO 63124)

Time: 5 pm to sunset

RSVP to Sharla Anderson online or by email at



Friday, September 8th:  SLAMTA/PTRT JOINT Opening Program and Reception 

Guest Artist:  Enrique Graf

Lecture/Recital: South American Miniatures and a Masterpiece - Works by Villa Lobos, 

Gilardoni, Mores, Tosar, Fabini and Liszt.

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

Time:  10 am-12 pm - Reception following in the Organ Room (Finger sandwiches and a drink)



Saturday, September 16th: Legacy Fund Advanced Master Class Auditions

Location: Steinway Piano Gallery 

Time: 10:00am to 1:30pm 

Contact: Huiyun Liang @

Registration deadline: Tuesday, September 5 by midnight 

Click here to Register 



Saturday, September 23: MMTA District 6 (St. Louis) Auditions

Location: Dayspring Arts and Education

Registration is now open.   Deadline to submit registration is Sept. 8, 2023.

SLAMTA members must have their dues paid for 2023-2024 to register their students.

Registration fee for students:  $35

Contact: Becky Lee @




Legacy Fund Events (3)

Featuring Guest Artist: Sasha Starcevich   


            Contact: Huiyun Liang @


1. Friday October 20: Presentation and Reception with Sasha Starcevich

Topic: Overcoming Technical Challenges in Chopin’s Etudes

Location: Steinway Piano Gallery 

            The Presentation will be held in the Recital Hall. Reception in the Organ Room.

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm EVENING PRESENTATION


2. Saturday, Oct. 21: Fall Advanced Masterclass with Sasha Starcevich    

Location: Steinway Piano Gallery

Time: 9:30am-11:30am


3. Sunday, October 22: Legacy Artist Concert featuring Sasha Starcevich

Location: Webster University (at the Winifred Moore Auditorium)

Address: 470 E Lockwood Ave, St. Louis, MO

Time: 2:30 pm 



November 2-5, 2023: MMTA State Auditions (Instrumental and Vocal Categories)

Piano Auditions: usually held on a Sunday (November 5th) 

Location:  University of Missouri-Kansas City

Registration fees:  $40/student; $20/teacher; $100/non-SLAMTA members

More Details forthcoming @


Saturday/Sunday November 11-12:  Monster Concert

Performers are given the opportunity to participate in a collaborative concert with

multiple performers and a conductor. There is also a T-shirt design contest for the event.

Go to for videos and pictures.  Performers are to choose from

the set repertoire list. Midwest Sheet Music has provided a convenient link for ordering most of

themusic on the repertoire list, and will donate half the proceeds from the sale of the music

back to SLAMTA.  Registration fee is $22 per student, and $22 per teacher, and payable by

PayPal (preferred) or by check.  Parents may perform with their children for free.  

Mandatory rehearsal is required. See additional rules and information on the Monster Concert page.

  1. Sunday, October 8, 2023 - Performer and Teacher Registrations and T-shirt contest entries DUE

  2. Saturday, November 11, 2023 Mandatory rehearsals from 12pm to 6 pm (specific time slot to be assigned after registration) 

  3. Sunday, November 12, 2023 (specific time to be assigned after registration)

  • 1:00 pm Concert 1

  • 3:00 pm Concert 2

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

Contact Sharla Anderson @



Saturday/Sunday December 2-3: Galleria Play-a-thon

*Open to all instrumental and vocal students*

Registration Deadline:  November 15, 11:59 pm (early registration is encouraged)

Registration Fee:  $15/student (payable by PayPal or check)

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 2024



Friday, January 12 Presentation: Andrea Miller

Topic: Crash Course in Self-Employment Taxes and Routines for a Stress-Free Tax Season

Location/Time 10:00-11:30am @ Steinway Piano Gallery





Special Guest Steinway Artist, Meng-Chieh Liu

Masterclass followed by Mini-Concert:

Friday, February 23 from 9:30am to 12:30pm

Location:  Steinway Piano Gallery

Student Performers:

Jerry Chang, Student of Zena Ilyashov, 2023-24 MTNA Senior Winner  

Charis Shing, Student of Annette Burkhart, 2023-24 MTNA Junior Winner  

Asher Koh,  Student of Vera Parkin, 2023-24 MTNA Senior Honorable Mention  

Megan Liu, Student of Zena llyashov, MMTA State Audition, 12th grade winner 

Sunday, February 25: Sonatina Festival for Piano and STRINGS 

Location:  The Community Music School of Webster University

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

Alternate Date: Saturday Afternoon 2/24/2024 at Dorsett Arts Studio

                   Address: 2612 Metro Blvd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Registration fee:  $20/student payable via PayPal.

Registration forms:  Teacher Registration and Student Registration (teach is to submit one per student)

See Sonatina Festival page for rules and requirements.

Contact: Vera Parkin @



Friday, March 8: Dr. Gary Pedersen, NCTM 

Topic: The Victory Vertical Project 

Location/Time: 10:00 -11:30am @Steinway Piano Gallery  

 The Victory Vertical Project was the name for Steinway’s small, lightweight,

inexpensive upright pianos that could be packed in a crate and shipped to soldiers

in the field during WWII. Pedersen uses descriptive vignettes accompanied by

piano music in many styles to bring to life a remarkable account of courage,

solidarity, and the power of music during the stressful times of war.

Bio: Victory Vertical Project


Saturday, March 30: Spring Intermediate Masterclass Auditions

Artist:  Alla Voskoboynikova

Audition Location/Time: 12:00 -2:00pm @Steinway Piano Gallery

Register online to audition.

Registration fee:  $15 per student via PayPal.

Registration deadline:  11:59 pm, March 24

Requirement:  Audition piece will be performed at Master Clas

Contact: Becky Lee @



April 6: Young Artist Pre-College Competition

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

Time: 8:30am-2:30pm

Registration opens on March 1 and closes on March 15, 2024.

Teachers are to fill out one Student Registration Form for each of their students

and one Teacher Registration Form.  

Registration fee:  $55 per student, payable via PayPal (preferred) or check.

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.

YA Winners Recitals (Strings and Piano):  @Steinway Piano Gallery, Jane Allen Recital Hall

4:30 pm for pianists; 6:30 pm for string players.  Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists must participate. Awards presented after recital.

YA Gold Medal Recital:  Sunday, October 6, 2024, 1:00 pm at Second Baptist Church, Richmond Heights (for Gold Medalists only)

Contact Young Artist Competition Chair: Abbey Hayden @



Saturday, April 13: Spring Intermediate Master Class

Artist:  Alla Voskoboynikova(Director of Keyboard Studies at UMSL)

Location/Time: 12:00 -2:00pm @Steinway Piano Gallery

Contact: Becky Lee @



Friday, May 10:  SLAMTA/PTRT JOINT Closing Program 

          Celebrating SLAMTA's 50th Anniversary!

Guest Artist:  Dr. Peter Mack, MTNA President

Bio: Peter Mack Bio

Topic: "Lower the Rear End of the Elephant Slowly onto the Keyboard"

Location: Steinway Piano Gallery

Lunch at La Bonne Bouchee (12344 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141) 

RSVP re lunch to: Karen Koch, PTRT @ 


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