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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.

Other Acknowledgements:

  • 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 finishing up her undergraduate Viola Performance degree at the University of Louisville as a full scholarship recipient.  She also works as 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.