Viola LA!

Workshop for awesome violists!

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Anderson Auditorium
Centenary College of Louisiana
Hurley School of Music
2911 Centenary Blvd
Shreveport, LA 71104

Viola LA is back! We are excited to announce our one-day workshop for violists. All the young violists (K-12) are invited to celebrate the viola and its music at the Centenary College of Louisiana! Registration is FREE!

Registration is still open, but we will not be able to offer a T-Shirt or a masterclass spot.


Saturday, October 8th, 2022

Anderson Auditorium
Centenary College of Louisiana
Hurley School of Music


  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Masterclasses
    A few students will be offered a specific time for their masterclasses, and they will perform a well-polished piece and receive feedback from the teachers. All violists registered are encouraged to watch all the masterclasses.
  • 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm – Lunch Break
    Students are responsible for their own lunch.
  • 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm –  Viola Group Class – Intermediate
  • 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm –  Viola Group Class – Advanced
    Group technique and rehearsing for the Play-Down.
  • 2:45 pm –  Viola-LA Play Down
    An informal concert, open to the public. Violists of all ages and levels are encouraged to play together in a large ensemble. This performance is casual and light-hearted. 


From the Suzuki Books

  • Volume 1: All the Twinkle Variations and Theme, French Folk Song, Lightly Row, Perpetual Motion, Minuet 3
  • Volume 2: Musette, Brahms Waltz
  • Volume 3: Humoresque
  • Volume 4: Telemann Concerto in G major for Solo Viola, II. Allegro

From Violas in Concert: Classical Collection, Volume 3: Hymn Tune from “Jupiter”

Advanced Repertoire: Redwing and Joshua fit the Battle of Jericho

The pieces are ordered by level, bring as many pieces as you can, and we will have fun playing them together.

For “non-Suzuki” students, you are welcome to use a music stand, memorization is not required.

Featured Guests

We welcome Dr. Kimberly Sparr, the viola professor at LSU-Baton Rouge!


Dr. Kimberly Sparr

Equally skilled as a soloist, chamber and orchestral violist, Kimberly Sparr has garnered praise for her versatility and virtuosity across the United States and beyond. She is a founding member of Atlantic Chamber Ensemble and is the assistant principal viola of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra.

An enthusiastic educator, Dr. Sparr has been on the faculties of Texas Tech University, The College of William & Mary, and University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). She received her degrees from Rice University, New England Conservatory, and the University of Maryland. Her teachers include James Dunham, Daniel Foster, Heidi Castleman, Victoria Chiang, and Martha Strongin Katz.


Charles Regauer

Charles Regauer started violin in Brazil in 1999, but a few years later, when he heard the wonderful tone of the C string, he switched to viola. Mr. Charles holds a bachelor’s degree in music from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and a master’s degree in Music from the University of New Mexico with double concentration in Viola Performance and Violin Pedagogy.

Currently, he works as a violin/viola teacher and administrator at the Centenary Suzuki School in Shreveport, LA. When he is not busy working, Charles Regauer likes to make coffee and try different coffee beans from the world. Also, he likes to play video games, ride his bicycle, gardening, baking, soccer, barbecue, and read.


ViolaLA 2022 is hosted by the Centenary Suzuki School at the Centenary College of Louisiana. This event is made possible thanks to the Shreveport Suzuki Parents Association, Hurley School of Music, Cadenza Violins Shreveport, and Line Avenue Pharmacy. These generous sponsors have contributed to fostering a community that supports young violists, their teachers, and musicians.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please write to Charles Regauer at