MARDI GRAS WORKSHOPGeneral Information
Mardi Gras Workshop 2020
Centenary Suzuki School students have another excellent Mardi Gras 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 February 23. 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, between 1:00 – 7:15 PM on Friday, with high school students starting at 3:15. Saturday classes will be sometime between 8 AM – 3 PM. 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.
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.
Pre-registration is closed.