Viola LA!

Workshop for awesome violists!

Saturday, September 30, 2023

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

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! Register today!


Saturday, September 30, 2023

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, Long, long ago, Perpetual Motion, Minuet 2
  • Volume 2: Chorus from Judas Maccabeus, Lully Gavotte
  • Volume 3: Gavotte in G minor
  • Volume 4: Telemann Concerto in G major for two Violas, IV. Allegro

Cripple Creek, Traditional

Handel – Solos for the Viola Player (Doktor), No. 3 (Menuetto), no repeats; Schirmer

Advanced Repertoire: To be Announced

The pieces are ordered by level, please prepare 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 Guest:

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.

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, Sushiko 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