We have an excellent opportunity for all our Centenary Suzuki School students with our Mardi Gras Workshop, February 9 and 10, 2018. We will conduct a full 2-day workshop with an additional Violin Master Class on Sunday, February 11, for our more advanced violin students. Nationally recognized professional musicians with Suzuki training will be brought to our students for semi-private lessons, group, and ensemble lessons. The workshop will be held from 1:00 – 7:15 PM on Friday, with high school students starting at 3:15. Your classes on Saturday will be sometime between 8 AM and 3 PM. Advanced violinists may opt to add half a day Master Class on Sunday. Each student will have 3 classes each day. Advanced students will have orchestra also. A letter written to school principals explaining the workshop and its value will be made available for everyone who might want to take this to their school office. We cannot offer this to violin students who started in the summer or fall of 2017, the requirements for a student to be allowed to be enrolled is to have Perpetual Motion polished. There will be No exceptions.

We have already confirmed a number of outstanding Guest Clinicians: 

Dr. Susan Baer (violin – Greenbank, WA)

Dr. Scott Conklin (violin – Iowa City, IA), 

Donna Davis (cello – Dallas, TX)

Daniel Gee (viola, orchestra – Austin, TX)

Dr. David Holmes (cello – Minneapolis, MN)

Irene Mitchell (violin – Dallas, TX), 

Dr. Laurie Scott (violin – Austin, TX),

and more to be announced….

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. That said, the workshop is also a ton of fun, with opportunities for our students and families to celebrate the season musically as a community. Something to keep in mind is that if you were to participate in a similar workshop outside of Shreveport/Bossier (Dallas, Chicago, Vermont, Colorado…) 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 so that our students can experience a workshop collectively.

We have over 90 students already signed up!

Violins and Violas: SORRY! NO SPOTS LEFT!

Cellos: Yes! We have a few spots left! Hurry up!

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

Make a donation to the Shreveport Suzuki Parents Assiociation:

Centenary Suzuki School
Hurley School of Music Centenary College

2911 Centenary Boulevard
Shreveport, Louisiana 71104

Phone: (318) 869-5728