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Sunday, October 16 th
Webster University
The Arch Cup competition will take place at Webster University Music Department on Sunday,
October 16th. Entries are due September 17th. There is also a virtual option. Check out the website :

Saturday, September 17, 9am-noon
Recipe Swap!
Joe Glik Park, 710 E. Lake Dr., Edwardsville, IL 62025
Join us for a morning of food and fun!  This family friendly event is a casual opportunity for us to
get to know each other and bring friends who may be interested in the GAE. For the "Recipe Swap", come prepared to share something you love using in your studio. It could be a practice motivator, reward system, teaching tool, or anything you find useful! We will have a late morning lunch; please bring a side or two to share with the group. We will have games in addition to the playground, basketball court, walking paths, volleyball court, and lake.

Friday, October 21, 10am
Dr. Benjamin Schoening
Music and Politics via Zoom
As we head into election season and are flooded with campaign ads, have you wondered how
music affects elections? Co-author of Don't Stop Thinking About the Music: The Politics of Songs and Musicians in Presidential Campaigns, Benjamin Schoening, will provide us with a look at music's historical influence on the campaign trail and its role in elections.

Fri. & Sat., Nov. 4 & 5 2023 ISMTA CONFERENCE
Eastern Illinois University Updates @ Conference Clinician is pianist Sean Chen
Charleston, IL

Friday, November 18, 9am
Dr. Diana Dumlavwalla
The Inclusive Studio via Zoom
Diana will provide us with an overview of some types of disabilities we may encounter in the
studio, as well as suitable adaptations and modifications we can use to create an inclusive studio,
meeting the needs of each individual student. Additional resources will be recommended.

Friday, January 14 or 22
GAE at SLSO – Group outing to see the performance of a piano concerto
at the St. Louis Symphony, Powell Hall. Saturday, Jan. 14 th : (10:30 a.m.) Alice Sara Ott plays Ravel in G; or Sunday, Jan. 22: (3:00 p.m.), Helene Grimaud plays Brahms 1.

February 11/12 AIM Level 3-12 Theory Examinations held at SWIC

February 18 AIM Level 3-12 Theory Examinations held at SIUE

Friday, February xx
via Zoom
Accompanying: Preparation and performance of ensemble repertoire – Virtual Meeting, presented by
Margo Garrett, retired from Juilliard – This leads up to school competition season. Open invitation to pianists at SWIC, LCCC, SIUE, McKendree, Greenville, and Blackburn.

Friday, March xx, 10:00 a.m.
231 W. Water’s Edge Drive
Belleville, IL 62221
Certification – session on benefits of, and steps to, MTNA Certification, presented by GAE
President and State Certification Chair, Gill Cerbin. Held at her home: 231 W. Water’s Edge Drive,
Belleville, IL 62221

March 25-29 MTNA Conference, Reno, Nevada

April 29-30 AIM Performance Examinations (all levels) at SWIC

April 22 AIM Performance Examinations (all levels) at SIUE

May xx End of Year Luncheon Meeting

Business, Elections, Member-of-the-Year selection, etc.

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