2022-2023 SLAMTA Events Calendar
(updating in progress - more dates/details coming soon)

Fall/Winter 2022

August

Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 - deadline to RSVP for SLAMTA Picnic and deadline for teachers to sign up for an advanced/teacher ensemble (see the Monster Concert repertoire list before signing up)

Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, 3:00 pm

2nd Annual End of Summer Picnic

(generously sponsored by the Kawaii Piano Gallery by Alamo Music)
Tilles Park, Windegger Shelter,
9551 Litzsinger Road, St. Louis, MO 63124

RSVP with headcount by Wednesday, August 10, 2022

The picnic is a great opportunity to gather in beautiful Tilles Park in Ladue at the Windegger Shelter, which is next to a lake, to catch up before launching into a busy new school year.  Feel free to bring guests, including any teachers who may be interested in joining SLAMTA.  We will have great food catered from Kenricks.  We will have music games and prizes.  We will have a Kawaii ES8 digital piano available to play music on, if you like.  If you would like to volunteer to help with the picnic food and festivities, please email Sharla Anderson or indicate your willingness to volunteer on your RSVP form.  Be sure to fill out your RSVP form at your earliest convenience, but definitely by August 10, 2022, as we will need a headcount for the caterer.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - deadline to register for 9/24/2022 District Auditions

Online registration will be open sometime during the week of August 15 through August 31, 2022. 

Registration fees: 

  • Student registration fee: $35.00

  • *SLAMTA Teacher registration fee:  $0

  • Non-SLAMTA Teacher registration fee:  $100.00  

*SLAMTA Members must be up-to-date on their 2022-2023 membership dues to receive this registration fee rate.

Rules:  MMTA Auditions Handbook (updated 8/9/2022). 

Email Becky Lee, District Audition Chair with any questions.

 

September

Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, 10:00 am-11:30 am

SLAMTA/PTRT Opening Program, Steinway Piano Gallery

Neglected Treasures: Impromptus, Intermezzi, Mazurkas and Nocturnes 

by Dr. Kevin Hampton (In Person Presentation)

Hampton's presentation will feature works from early intermediate through advanced levels and incorporates compositions by Copland, Barber, Carpenter, Liadov, Poncé, Griffes, and Goolkasian Rahbee.

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022 - Monster Concert registrations and T-shirt Design entries due to be emailed to Monster Concert Chair, Sharla Anderson. See the Monster Concert events page for instructions and forms. Registration fees for SLAMTA members are $25.00/student and $25.00/teacher.  Registration fees for non-SLAMTA members are $50.00/student and $50.00/teacher.  

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 - Deadline to register to Audition for Dr. Timothy Hoft's Masterclass for Advanced Students (Audition is on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022; the Masterclass is on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022).  Click here for the registration form. 

 

1. Applications are due by 11:59pm on September 24

 

2. Requirements:

  • Advanced level solos

  • The piece to be performed at the master class should be the same as that provided with the application.

 
If accepted, each student will have a 30 min slot for the master class. Please select your piece accordingly. One movement from a larger work is acceptable. Students' own compositions are not acceptable.

Please email Master Class Chair, Becky Lee, with any questions at Becky5895@gmail.com.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 - SLAMTA District Auditions

Location:  Dayspring Arts & Education, 2500 Metro Blvd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Registration Fee:  (online registration deadline is August 30, 2022)

  • Student registration fee: $35.00;

  • *SLAMTA Teacher registration fee:  $0

  • Non-SLAMTA Teacher registration fee:  $100.00  

*SLAMTA Members must be up-to-date on their 2022-2023 membership dues to receive this registration fee rate.

Rules:  See MMTA Auditions Handbook

Alternate Date:  Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm at the same location. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Alternate date slots are available ONLY for the following reasons with official letters or documents attached:

  • Religious commitments 

  • Serious health situation

  • Youth orchestra, swim, exam, etc. cannot be the reason

October

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Audition for Dr. Timothy Hoft's Masterclass for Advanced Students (the Masterclass will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 at 10:00 am at Steinway Piano Gallery)

Steinway Piano Gallery

Deadline to register for this Audition is Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022

Click here for the registration form. 

 

1. Applications are due by 11:59pm on September 24

 

2. Requirements:

  • Advanced level solos

  • The piece to be performed at the master class should be the same as that provided with the application.

 
If accepted, each student will have a 30 min slot for the master class. Please select your piece accordingly. One movement from a larger work is acceptable. Students' own compositions are not acceptable.

Please email Master Class Chair, Becky Lee, with any questions at Becky5895@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022 - deadline to register online for November 3-6, 2022 MMTA State Auditions at Southeast Missouri State University for those who received a I rating at District Auditions.  Student registration fee is $40.00/student.  Please see MMTA Auditions Handbook for rules.

Saturday, Oct. 8 - Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022 

Saturday, October 8, 2022, 1:00 pm-6:00 pm - Monster Concert Mandatory Rehearsals

Registration fees for SLAMTA members are $25.00/student and $25.00/teacher.  Registration fees for non-SLAMTA members are $50.00/student and $50.00/teacher. Location for Concert and Mandatory Rehearsals:  Lacefield Music in Chesterfield

  • 1:30-3:00 pm Beginners

  • 3:00-4:30 pm Intermediate

  • 4:30-6:00 pm Advanced 

Sunday, October 9, 2022, 2:00 pm - Monster Concert, Lacefield Music in Chesterfield

Registration and T-Shirt Design Entries due by Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, 10:00 am

Dr. Timothy Hoft's Masterclass for Advanced Students

Steinway Piano Gallery

Auditions for the Hoft's Masterclass for Advanced Students will be held

on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at 12:00 pm at Steinway Piano Gallery

Deadline to register for Dr. Hoft's Masterclass Audition is Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022

Click here for the registration form. 

 

1. Applications are due by 11:59pm on September 24

 

2. Requirements:

  • Advanced level solos

  • The piece to be performed at the master class should be the same as that provided with the application.

 
If accepted, each student will have a 30 min slot for the master class. Please select your piece accordingly. One movement from a larger work is acceptable. Students' own compositions are not acceptable.

Please email Master Class Chair, Becky Lee, with any questions at Becky5895@gmail.com.

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, 5:00 pm

Young Artist Gold Medal Winners Recital

Lacefield Music in Chesterfield

Division I  (6th-7th grades) winner: Emmaus Tzeng (student of Laura Schindler), 

Division II  (8th-9th grades) winner:  John Bergmann (student of Zena Ilyashov)

Division III (10th-12th grades) winner:  Megan Liu (student of Zena Ilyashov)

November

Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 3-6, 2022 - Missouri MTA State Auditions

Location:  Southeast Missouri State University (Cape Girardeau, MO)

  • Thursday-Saturday, November 3-5, 2022 - Wind, Strings, Voice & Percussion Auditions

  • Sunday, November 6, 2022 - Piano Auditions

Student Registration fee is $40.00 (deadline to register is 10/5/22).

SLAMTA Teacher registration fee is $20.00;

Non-SLAMTA Teacher registration fee is $100.00.

Rules:  MMTA Auditions Handbook (updated 8/9/22) 

Friday, Nov. 11, 2022 from 10:00-11:30 a.m.

SLAMTA Presentation, Steinway Piano Gallery

The Adult Learning Student

by Dr. Pamela D. Pike (In Person)

 

December

Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 3-4, 2022

Galleria Play-a-thon at the Saint Louis Galleria Mall

Registration deadline TBA

 

Winter/Spring 2023

 

January

Friday, Jan. 20, 2023 from 10:00-11:30 a.m.

SLAMTA Presentation, Zoom presentation (link to be provided)

Purposeful Approaches for Introducing Elementary Repertoire

by Dr. Sara Ernst (Zoom presentation)

Exemplary teaching of elementary piano repertoire has occurred when the student returns to the
next lesson playing with enjoyment, accurately, and musically. Beginning students must also
incrementally develop autonomous processes for learning music, eventually not relying on
others. In this webinar, teachers will learn how to introduce repertoire to create immediate and
lasting results with elementary students. The following six strategies will be examined and
illustrated: rote, rote to note, partial work-out, complete work-out, play-discuss, and on-own. In
order to purposefully use these strategies, teachers must carefully consider the interaction of
student capabilities, traits and objectives of the music, practice assignments, and teaching
processes.

February

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023

Sonatina Festival at CMS Webster University 

Alternate Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023

Registration deadline TBA

March

Friday, March 10, 2023, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

SLAMTA Presentation, Steinway Piano Gallery

Uncovering the Art of Movement: Incorporating Video Modeling and Motor
Imagery in Developing Piano Technique and Artistic Performance
 

by Dr. Huiyun Liang (in person presentation)

April

Saturday April 15, 2023, 12:30-2:30 pm

Intermediate Master Class with Dr. Kevin Chance 

Location: Steinway Piano Gallery

Registration deadline TBA

Audition date TBA

May

Friday, May 12, 2023, 10:00 am-1:30 pm

Joint Meeting and Luncheon with PTRT, Steinway Piano Gallery

Beyond Fast Fingers: Nurturing Virtuosity in the Piano Studio" 

by Dr. Mike Messer (in person presentation)