Sugar Creek String Camp

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August 5-7
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sugar Creek Campus Chapel
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For violin, cello, viola, and bass players

Middle and high school students who have at least one year of training, intermediate to advanced, are invited to the Sugar Creek String Camp! This 3-day camp will include small group ensemble instruction from professionals on sight reading, playing and practice techniques, region/all-state music, orchestral playing and theory. There will be a group performance with a reception to follow on the last day of camp, August 7, at 7 PM.

$150 – Early Bird Registration through May 30

$175 – Late Registration June 1 through July 15


For more information, please contact Ruthie Hensley at  or 281.242.2858, ext. 1106.

Please download, complete and return this Medical/Liability form.





9 AM ———————————————- ETUDE #1 AND #2

11 AM ——————————————— STRING ORCHESTRA

12 PM ——————————————– LUNCH* & GAMES

12:45 PM ————————————— STRING ORCHESTRA

2 PM ——————————————— CHAMBER MUSIC


9 AM ——————————————– STRING ORCHESTRA

12 PM —————————————– LUNCH* & GAMES

12:45 PM ———————————— INSTRUMENT BREAKOUTS

2 PM —————————————– CHAMBER MUSIC


* Lunch is provided, if you have special dietary needs please bring your own lunch.




Amy Mathis

Amy Mathis graduated with a degree in violin performance from Wichita State University. She has performed with the Wichita Symphony and Grand Opera, The River Cities Symphony, University of Houston Orchestra and more. She has taught lessons for over 25 years. Amy is a certified Suzuki instructor and past president of the Southeast Texas Suzuki Association.




Natalie Mann

Natalie Mann is originally from Oklahoma. She started playing violin at age 6. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Houston. She currently plays with the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra and is an active freelance performer in the Houston area. Natalie has been teaching privately for 6 years and operates a private studio out of her home.



Erika Johnson

Erika Johnson is a native Houstonian and a graduate of the University of Houston. She currently serves as Assistant Principal Cello of both the Houston Grand Opera and the Houston Ballet. She enjoys using her varied performance experiences to teach students how to express emotion through various styles and how to enjoy practicing and performing.



Vicky Perez

Vicky Perez was born in Venezuela started playing guitar and mandolin at age 15. Vicky earned her degree in Music Education in 2013 from the National University of Arts in Caracas. She was a member of the “Caracas Symphony Orchestra” for 7 years and toured throughout Europe and Asia. Currently, Vicky performs with various ensembles in the Houston area and maintains an active studio in her home.



Lorento Golofeev

Lorento Golofeev is a member of both the Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet orchestras, where he holds the position of Assistant Principal Viola. In addition, he is a member of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra. Lorento maintains an active teaching career, both at his private studio and at the American Festival for the Arts, which is held every summer in Houston for middle and high school students.  Before coming to the United States, he worked in Moldova in National Philharmonic Orchestra, National Chamber Orchestra and Moldavian Opera and Ballet Theatre, with whom he toured all over Europe.





Curry Durrey

Curry Duffey, a native Houstonian, is the Principal Bass of the Houston Ballet Orchestra and Principal Bass of the Theater Under the Stars Orchestra. He is a member of Grammy-nominated Christian singer-songwriter Wayne Watson’s band at Chapelwood United Methodist Church. Mr. Duffey attended the University of Houston, where he won their prestigious Concerto Competition in 2004. Curry likes to moonlight as a rock ‘n’ roll bass player, playing with super stars such as Constantine Maroulis, Peter Gabriel, and Dolly Parton.