Kimberly Sparr


College Orchestral Institute
High School Orchestral Institute

Equally skilled as a soloist, chamber and orchestral violist, Kimberly Sparr has garnered praise for her versatility and virtuosity across the United States and beyond. She has performed with numerous orchestras and festivals on three continents, and currently serves as associate professor of viola at Louisiana State University, assistant principal viola of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, principal viola of the Lubbock Symphony, violist of the Atlantic Chamber Ensemble, and violist with the trio, Scabaret.

As an orchestral violist, Sparr was the assistant principal violist of Virginia’s Richmond Symphony from 2008-13 and has performed with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, and the Washington National Opera, among others. Her festival participation includes Jackson Hole Chamber Music; New Hampshire Music Festival; Tanglewood Music Center; the Verbier Festival Orchestra in Switzerland; Festival Mozaic and Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in California; Sarasota Music Festival; and the Lake George Music Festival in New York. Recently, she has been an invited guest artist with Agarita and the Harrington String Quartet.

Sparr has appeared as a concerto soloist with the Amarillo Virtuosi, the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra, the Texas Tech University Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, and the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. An enthusiastic educator, Dr. Sparr has previously served on the faculties of Texas Tech University, The College of William and Mary, and University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). She has also been on faculty at the National Music Festival and Summer Strings Academy for Girls.