General Information

Mardi Gras Workshop 2020

Centenary Suzuki School students have another excellent Workshop opportunity February 21 and 22, 2020. It will be a full 2-day workshop with an additional Advanced Violin Master Class on Sunday morning. Several nationally recognized, professional musicians with Suzuki training will work with our students for semi-private lessons, groups, and orchestra. Each student will have 3 classes each day (with high school students starting at 3:15 of Friday). All advanced students will additionally be placed in an orchestra. We will make a letter available in advance written to school principals explaining this workshop and its value to take to school offices.

  • Friday, February 21
    • Parent Talk “Managing Home Practice” 10:00 – 11:15 AM
    • Classes from 1:00 – 7:15 PM
  • Saturday, February 22
    • Classes from 8 AM – 3:15 PM
    • Final Concert 3:30 PM
  • Sunday, February 23
    • Parent Talk “Managing Home Practice” 10:00 – 11:15 AM
    • Masterclasses for advanced violin students 

At this time, we do not anticipate having space to offer this to students who started in the Fall of 2019, the requirements for a student to be enrolled is to have Perpetual Motion polished. There will be no exceptions.

The value of having professional musicians of this caliber working with our students directly, in concert with the private teacher, is invaluable to their musical development. The workshop is also a ton of fun, with opportunities for our students and families to celebrate the season musically as a community. Keep in mind that if you were to participate in a similar workshop outside of Shreveport/Bossier you could count on spending a minimum of $400 – 600 plus travel and hotel. Hosting our own workshop here at home allows us to keep the costs down and our students can experience it collectively.

In order to determine how many teachers are needed, negotiate contracts with the best clinicians available, secure good airfares, etc., we need to anticipate the number of students our workshop will be serving NOW. There are already students from other cities asking to attend our workshop, and we would like to include them.

We thank you for your continued dedication and support of Centenary Suzuki School and wish you a year of musical delight.

Workshop Registration

Sorry. Registration is closed. We will have another one in 2022!

Repertoire List:


Book 1:

  • Twinkles—Perpetual Motion
  • Andantino
  • Minuet 1
  • Happy Farmer

Book 2:

  • Musette
  • Long, long ago
  • Two Grenadiers
  • Lully Gavotte

Book 3:

  • Martini Gavotte
  • Gavotte in G minor
  • Humoresque

Book 4:

  • Seitz Concerto No. 5, 1st mov.
  • Moto Perpetuo

Book 5:

  • Vivaldi Am: 2nd movement
  • Country Dance

Book 6:

  • Handel F-major Sonata: II. Allegro
  • Rameau Gavotte

Book 7:

  • Mozart Minuet

Book 8

  • Tambourin

STRAD Class:

  • Vivaldi Concerto for 4 Violins in B Minor, 1st movement
  • LeClair Sonata for 2 violins Op. 3, No. 5 in E minor: II. Gavotte


Book 1:

  • Twinkles—Perpetual Motion
  • Allegretto
  • Minuet 1

Book 2:

  • Chorus from Judas Maccabeus
  • Handel Bourrée
  • Beethoven Minuet

Book 3:

  • Martini Gavotte
  • Gavotte in G minor

Book 4:

  • Seitz Concerto No. 2: 3rd mov.
  • Telleman Double Concerto, 4th mov.

Viola Choir:

  • Toy Soldier’s March
  • Ode to Joy by  Martha Yasuda



Book 1:

  • Twinkles—Perpetual Motion
  • Rigadoon
  • Minuet 2

Book 2:

  • March in G
  • Chorus from Judas Maccabeus

Book 3:

  • Scherzo (Webster)
  • Allegro Moderato

Book 4:

  • Sonata in C, 1st Mov. (Breval)

Bk. 5+ and Cello Choir:

  • Salut d’amor by Elgar


Chamber Orchestra Repertoire:

  • Holst-Brook Green Suite 1st & 2nd Movements (Prelude and Air)
  • “All of Me”