Hey Oregon violists! Have an instrument you’d like to sell? Or a bow or case? Contact Sharon Eng or Dorianne Reinhardt Paul and we’ll put your ad up here.

August 14, 2011

I’m looking for a violist (and flutist) to fill out a world chamber ensemble with a bassoonist and me (I play didjeridu, guitar, percussion, and write music for the group).

Comfort with odd and shifting time signatures is important, and comfort with improvising is a plus.

There are some samples of my music at



September 22, 2008


I am happy to announce that I have the following

scores and parts for some pieces I have written

and/or arranged.I will make a score and parts

available for you to purchase.If you need more

parts, I will furnish them.Please return all copies.

The prices will be listed after each piece.

For 4 violas:

Grand-Child’s Suite$10.00

My Russian Friend $10.00

Chinese Garden$10.00

Winter $10.00


For 5 Violas:

Berceuse $11.00

By A.Jarnefelt arranged by PJSwafford

For 8 Violas:

Celillo Dance$12.00

Please email to me at:

with the titles desired, with your name and address –

or send the order along with a check or money order

by snail mail to:


8519 SW Leahy Road

Portland, OR97225

Thank you in advance for your interest and support.

Please remember to join the Oregon Viola Society.

There is much going on and things to do.PJS

August 25, 2008

Strong Readers Needed

The composition department at Lewis & Clark College could use some violists to help read student compositions from time to time. If you enjoy reading contemporary parts and are interested in brand new small ensemble or solo works, email Michael Johanson:

You could be the first person to read the next John Cage’s premier viola piece!

April 10, 2008

Viola for Sale

16 1/2″ viola
Karl Mueller 1987, purchased new from Johnson Strings near Boston
Nice tone, very well-maintained

$3,000, includes case.

All questions happily answered at or 541-574-0908.