Easter Weekend Office Hours

We will be closed Friday, March 30, 2018 and Monday, April 2, 2018.

We will reopen Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in observance of Easter.

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Low Key Music

We are proud to announce the opening of the Saint Louis region’s newest orchestral retail store, Low Key Music, which is owned by (Union member) Jesse and Ken Frederickson. Low Key Music is located at 6235 North Lindbergh, in Hazelwood, Missouri. Our store is 10,000 square feet and boasts a sales floor of over 2,000 square feet where you will be able to find any accessories that you may need for your instruments. The store will rent instruments to school band and orchestra parents, as well as have a program to make very expensive and rare instruments available to rent for our local musicians as well. We will offer Alto Flute, English Horn, Bassoon, Baritone sax, Bass sax, Soprano sax, Eb Clarinet, EEb Contra-alto clarinet, BBb contrabass clarinet, Piccolo trumpet, C trumpet, Flugelhorn, Bass trombone, 4-valve euphonium, a full-size BBb tuba and an upright Bass.

These rentals will be for a one-month basis at a time and will allow some of our local musicians a chance to play a broader range of instruments for gigs with this new availability option now offered. Low Key Music will take reservations for these instruments over the phone or in person.

Low Key Music will also have a full, state of the art instrument repair department and staff to service all wind and orchestral stringed instruments as well. The repair technicians are Jesse Frederickson, J.D. Tolman (Union member) and Jess Pherson. Once we open, stop by, check out our repair department, and see our 135 gallon (largest commercially manufactured size) ultrasonic machine that is big enough to chemically flush a full-size tuba with ease. We also have a magnehelic machine for vacuum testing woodwind instruments for air leaks. We even have a skylight in the repair shop to allow for natural light to match wood stain on our strings and wood instrument bodies.

The store is set to have its grand opening this April. If you have any questions, you can call us at (314) 764-2222.

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Thanksgiving Hours

We will be closing tomorrow, November 22, 2017, at 12:30.


See you on Monday at 10am.

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Closing Hours

We are closing tomorrow, November 10, 2017, in observation of Veterans Day.

We will reopen on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 10:00.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Solar Eclipse Day

Just a reminder, because of heavy traffic congestion expected in the St. Louis area on Monday, August 21, we are closing the offices from 11:30 until 3:15.

The reopening time may occur later if conditions warrant it.

Call us if you have questions, or email us at or




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2017 M.A.S.L. Awards Celebration and Dinner

This year’s M.A.S.L. Awards Celebration and Dinner will take place on Sunday, October 8, from 11:30 am to about 2:00 pm. The location is once again Maggie O’Brien’s, 2000 Market St., St. Louis, MO 63103, just west of Union Station.

The deadline for reservations is Friday, September 29, so get your requests in ASAP!

This year’s Awards recipients are:

  • Owen Miller Awards: Steve Schankman, Richard Smith, and Carolyn White.
  • Mel Bay Award: Frederick DeVaney
  • George Smith Diversity: Nikki Glenn
  • In addition to these, we will be conferring “Honorary Member” status on Marcia Cline Morelan. She has worked tirelessly for various groups assisting the working person, and she has been a very special friend to the Association.

Below is a link to a pdf that you may use to order tickets to this annual celebration.


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UPCOMING AUDITIONS for Peoria Symphony Orchestra

PSOAudition Notice_Trumpet, Strings

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Right-to-Work Ballot Initiative

Dear MASL Local 2-197 Members,
On Saturday July 8, 2017 we will have a drive up at our Union Hall 2103 59th Street, St. Louis, MO 63110 on our back lot from 10 a.m.-Noon to sign the Petition for Referendum to put the Right to Work Petition on the Ballot so registered Missouri voters can decide to approve or reject this issue on November 6, 2018 unless the general assembly shall designate another date.
It should be very important to you as union members to come by on July 8, 2017 and sign this petition if you have not already done.
Vicky Smolik, President
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July 4 Weekend hours

We will be closed from 4:30 pm on Friday June 30 until 10:00 am Wednesday July 5.

Have a great 4th of July weekend!

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Muny Auditions for Section Cello


Auditions for Section Cello

The Muny will hold auditions for a section cello position on May 17, 2017. If you are hired by The Muny you must be/or become a member in good standing of M.A.S.L. Local 2-197.


  • Professional experience in Musical Theater
  • Excellent Musical training/studies
  • Solid technical and artistic skills in the musical field
  • Excellent level of musical interpretation
  • Versatility, ability to interpret a large variety of musical styles
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Audition repertoire will be furnished via e-mail after receipt of your audition request. Sight reading excerpts will be provided at the audition.

To schedule an audition time or other questions, please contact James Prifti via e-mail by May 10, 2017.

The Muny Orchestra is covered by a collective bargaining agreement with the Musicians’ Association of St. Louis Local 2-197, AFM.

The Muny is an equal opportunity employer.

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