Violin Position

Location: Shreveport, LA

Description: The Centenary Suzuki School (CSS) is a thriving program, established 45 years ago at Centenary College of LA, the oldest liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River. With about 140 students and 6 teachers, it offers two semesters of weekly Tuesday group sessions with repertoire classes, theory, and three orchestras in addition to the weekly private lessons. Summer private lessons are flexible depending on the weeks each teacher offers. Payroll is through the college.  CSS offers numerous concerts yearly: 4 graduation recitals, several large group concerts, 9 solo recitals, 2 mid-semester solo recitals, 2 ensemble/orchestra concerts, and a Bi-Annual weekend workshop that brings in nationally known clinicians in conjunction with Mardi-Gras in Shreveport.

A violin instructor is needed due to the high demand of students on our long waiting list. Violin graduates of CSS have been accepted at many renowned conservatories such as Curtis Institute, Juilliard, Oberlin, Cincinnati Conservatory, and Indiana University, as well as violin graduates who continued their studies as non-majors at prominent colleges and universities such as Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, Brown, Rice, Emery, Vanderbilt, Cornell, University of Virginia, and University of Nort Carolina, USC, etc.  Many playing opportunities are within our area, including Shreveport Symphony, Texarkana, South Arkansas, Longview, and Marshall Symphonies.

Duties: Teaching private violin lessons and weekly group classes, attending leading at concerts and recitals

Qualifications: Bachelor of Music in Violin with Suzuki training through Bk. 3 desirable with the willingness to complete violin Suzuki training through Bk. 10, Shreveport Suzuki Parents Association could help with additional training.

Centenary College recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational environment where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus welcome applicants who would add to the College’s diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds.

Salary: $58/hour

Contact: Send resumes to Laura Crawford (Director) and Charles Regauer (Administrator) 

Emails: and 
Address: Hurley School of Music, P.O. Box 41188, Centenary College, Shreveport, LA 71134

Phone: (318) 869-5728