About The Instructor
Sheronda Shorter, Violist
Sheronda began playing the Viola at age 9 in her elementary string orchestra at the J. Graham Brown School, under the direction of Dr. Jim Bates. She then went on to achieve the following as a young Violist.
Orchestral Experience as a Principal Violist:
James Graham Brown School Orchestras; Elementary, Middle and High School
All-County Orchestra, Middle School Division; 8th Grade
Summer Select Music Camp, Festival Orchestra, University of New Hampshire; 8th & 9th Grade
Governor’s School for the Arts, Summer Orchestra, Bellarmine University; 10th Grade
Youth Performing Arts School, Full and Chamber Orchestras; 10th & 11th Grade
Kennedy Center Minority String Program, Summer Symphony, George Washington University; 11th Grade
Louisville Youth Orchestra Symphony; 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade
Kentucky All-State Symphony Orchestra; 12th Grade.
Sheronda took private Viola lessons from Jacqueline Rosky her Sophomore, Junior and Senior years of high school.
As a Junior in high school, Sheronda was invited to join the University of Louisville’s Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Kimcherie Lloyd.
Studied Viola Performance at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music under the direction of Dr. Catherine Carroll and Masao Kawasaki as an undergraduate Violist.
Today, Sheronda is a Staff Accountant and plays her Viola in multiple community groups in the Greater Louisville area. Here are a few of the organizations she is currently affiliated with.
Orchestra Enigmatic, Chamber Violist & Arts and Repertoire Committee Chairperson. https://orchestraenigmatic.org/
Louisville Civic Orchestra, Section Violist & Treasurer. http://www.louisvillecivicorchestra.org/
Blazin’ Strings at A.M.P.E.D. Program, Volunteer Substitute String Instructor.
Academy of Music Production, Education & Development Center, Business Investment Recipient.
Thanks for everything Mr. Dave Christopher, Sr!!!!😊 http://www.ampedlouisville.org/
West End Viola Studio, Viola Instructor & Sole Proprietor.