Piano Ensemble Festival

The LMTA Piano Ensemble Festival is a multi-piano ensemble held in June on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, LA. It is a two-day event comprised of rehearsals, coaching, and group activities all culminating in a large ensemble concert on Sunday afternoon. Students learn duet literature with a partner, gain audition and rehearsal experience, and perform in a large ensemble concert. In addition, our event is held in conjunction with the Chamber Piano Institute directed by Ana Maria Otamendi and Elena Lacheva. Our students will have the benefit of their faculty and DMA students for coaching and conductors for the concert. They will also be able to attend a collaborative piano recital given by students and faculty of the CPI on Saturday evening.

Date: Saturday/Sunday, June 15 – 16, 2024
Location: LSU School of Music, Baton Rouge
Deadline: Saturday, May 25, 2024 5:00PM

Contact Megan Reilly Shannon, the LMTA Piano Ensemble Festival Chair with any questions. pianoensemblefestival@gmail.com

The following documents are available for your use:

  • The 2024 Piano Ensemble Literature List. Click here.
  • The 2024 Piano Ensemble General Rules and Regulations can be downloaded here.
  • 2024 Piano Ensemble printable poster
  • 2024 Piano Ensemble Festival introductory letter for students and families. Click here
  • Conductors Notes : Available March 2024
  • Piano Ensemble Festival FAQ’s

Registration and fees

  • Online registration is April 13th-May 25th 2024.
  • Fees are $70/student for members and $80/student for non-members.
  • Students must register with a partner.
  • To access the link for the Teacher Registration Form, click HERE. Coming Soon!
  • To access the link for the Student Registration Form, click HERE. Coming Soon!
  • To withdraw a student from the Piano Ensemble Festival, please click HERE. Please Note: This may ONLY be done before the registration deadline, Saturday, May 25th.


  • Video Auditions will be submitted via unlisted YouTube videos and are due no later than 5pm, Saturday, May 25, 2024.
  • To download the Video Auditions instructions, click HERE. Coming Soon!
  • Students must submit videos as a team, not as individuals.

ensemble weekend events

Saturday, June 15th:
Students will arrive at LSU by 10am and enter the School of Music where they will register their attendance and go to the Recital Hall for an opening assembly.

Sunday June 16th:
Dress rehearsals will be assigned for each level Sunday morning.
The concert is at 3pm. The final concert is free and open to the public.

hotel accomodation

We have reserved a block of rooms at the LSU Cook Hotel and Conference Center for out-of-town attendees. Please click the link below to access our special rate JUST for Piano Ensemble Festival attendees and their families!