We are so excited to introduce the Sugar Strings Chamber Ensemble! Sugar Strings was formed in Fall 2017 and kicked off their first season with a dazzling holiday tour that included concerts around Houston and Sugar Land. You might have caught their spring program a few weeks ago at an event for the Sugar Land Art Center and Gallery! Sugar Strings is looking forward to welcoming three new ensemble members this July for their summer engagements. We’ll keep you posted on this page with more of their upcoming performances!
December 2017 Student Showcase Recital
featuring works by Paganini, de Bériot, Saint-Saëns, and Viotti
Virtuosi of Houston Studio
Memorial City Mall
303 Memorial City Suite 235
Houston, Texas 77024
Please join us this Saturday, September 30th from 2:00 – 3:00PM at the Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery (Blue Room) for our 2017 Arts Supplement Seminar. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $30 per family (cash or check). See you there!
All are invited to join us on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at 3:00PM as LHS musicians Nikita and Sophie present their Junior Recital together at Atria Senior Living in Sugar Land, Texas. This exciting program will feature advanced violin & viola works by Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Mozart, Bach, and Massenet. We hope to see you there!
The 2017 Arts Résumé Workshop
Saturday, May 6th, 2017
2:00 – 3:00PM
Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery
$35 Admission Per Student-Parent Team
Families should bring a laptop, charger, and records of the following accomplishments:
- Awards, Honors, Scholarships
- Region/All-State Participation
- Solo & Ensemble
- School Leadership Positions
- Youth Orchestras
- Summer Festivals
- Chamber Music
- Significant Performances & Venues
- Teachers, Coaches, & Directors
- Teaching & Paid Performance Experience
Students will leave with their completed current musical résumé and a template for adding future accomplishments.
Space is extremely limited. Spots are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Interested parties should contact Ms. Haley directly to reserve their space.
Congratulations to all of the LHS families who participated in this Saturday’s Winter Showcase Concerts! Violinists and violists performed works ranging from Suzuki Book I favorites to Beethoven’s Spring Sonata and Schumann’s Märchenbilder. From Bartók to Mozart, our LHS performers demonstrated command of a wide range of musical styles.
We were thrilled to once again offer students the opportunity to work with LHS pianist Evelyn Lam (https://laurenhaleystudios.com/meettheartists/) as Ms. Lam completes her doctoral degree in piano performance at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.
Virtuosi of Houston and Karen Needham hosted both the 5:30pm and 7:30pm LHS recitals in their beautiful studio. Thank you again, Virtuosi and Ms. Needham!
Parents can submit their photos from the recital to be posted here. Congratulations again to all performers!
Below: Ms. Haley and Sophie, Sebastian and Ms. Haley
Lauren Haley Studios Presents the
February 2017 Student Showcase Concerts
Saturday, February 11th, 2017 at 5:30 and 7:30 in the evening
Virtuosi of Houston Studio, Memorial City Mall
We are looking forward to welcoming you and yours to the February 2017 Student Showcase Concert. Once again we have the privilege of performing together in the outstanding Virtuosi of Houston venue at Memorial City Mall. All friends and family members are invited to attend the recital and celebrate the marvelous accomplishments of these young musicians.
Please save Saturday, February 11th, 2017 from 1:30 to approximately 9:00pm in your calendars in order to accommodate all rehearsals (at Sugar Land Art Center and Gallery), performances (at Virtuosi) and the reception (also at Virtuosi). Please RSVP to email@example.com by Saturday, January 28th with student name as you would prefer to see it presented in the program. Recital spots will be assigned via email once all players have confirmed participation.
As a reminder, students are responsible for bringing the appropriate piano accompaniment for Ms. Lam to rehearsals and the recital. Students must also meet memorization deadlines and attend all lessons between now and the recital. Please contact Ms. Haley with any questions regarding these policies.
As we’ll be honoring our young musicians, students are invited to dress up, and everyone is welcome at the reception following the performances. We will take the traditional studio picture after each recital.
We are excited to perform with Evelyn Lam as our collaborative pianist. More information about Ms. Lam can be found at https://laurenhaleystudios.com/meettheartists/. Ms. Lam’s fees are $35 for 30 minutes, $50 for 45 minutes, and $70 per hour of rehearsal. Tuition is due at the start of the rehearsal. The studio recital fee is $32 per family, payable to Ms. Haley by the last lesson before the recital. Timely payment of fees helps us keep costs low for frequent recitals.
Photo Credit: Albertine Wang
As we celebrate the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 it’s wonderful to take a look back at the accomplishments of LHS students! As your teacher, I’m so honored to have the opportunity to work with all of you. In the past few months alone we’ve launched a new, larger studio space at the Sugar Land Art Center and Gallery, performed all over Houston, and celebrated recitals, competitions, auditions, academic awards, and youth orchestra performances. It’s so tremendously exciting to see everyone take on leadership positions in their school orchestras as well. Bravo, 2016, and here’s to starting 2017 off on the right note!
Lauren Haley Studios Presents: The Arts Supplement & the Ivy League
A Seminar for Families with Children Ages 5 – 15
Please join us this Saturday, September 10th from 2:00 – 3:00PM at the Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery (Blue Room) for a one-hour seminar on setting children up for success with the arts supplement. $10 Admission Per Family (tickets at the door)
With great excitement, Lauren Haley Studios announces a new lesson space within the Sugar Land Art Center and Gallery! This energizing learning environment furthers the LHS vision for dynamic music education and performance.
Our partnership with the Sugar Land Art Center and Gallery, a non-profit 501c3 organization and Fort Bend Star Readers’ Choice Award 2016 Winner, presents fantastic opportunities for group lessons and performances as well as a dedicated space for private lessons. We’re thrilled for the growth this move will foster in our young musicians.
More information about the Sugar Land Art Center can be found online at http://www.sugarlandartcenter.org. Lessons at our new studio location will commence on August 1st, 2016!
Sugar Land Art Center and Gallery
104 Industrial Blvd. Suite Q, Studio #9
Sugar Land, TX 77478