FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

After School String Program

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra After School String Program offers group violin classes held at Fayetteville Academy, 3200 Cliffdale Road, Fayetteville, NC. As students learn and polish their music, they will be invited to perform at events around the community including recitals and Festivals. 

 

Group Violin Class: These classes are 40 minutes in length and open to all elementary aged children.  Limited to 8 students per class.  Class covers basic music concepts and includes beginning violin exercises and posture games.  Group will study traditional Suzuki Violin music, holiday music, and fiddle tunes.  Parents highly recommended to attend when possible, and daily individual violin practice is required.  Correct size violin and Suzuki Book 1 and CD are necessary. These classes meet on Tuesday afternoons. 

Please complete the Registration Form 

Group Class is $60 per month. To pay online, click here.

 

About The Director:

Monica Thiriot, Operations and Education Manager at FSO, began playing the violin with the Suzuki Method when she was 6 years old.  She graduated from all 10 levels by the time she was 14, and two years later, she received her first Suzuki training to become a teacher.  As her private studio grew, she received additional Suzuki teacher training from John Kendall and Jeanne Grover.  One of her favorite things to do is to put together groups where youth can create music together and perform throughout the community.  Her groups have performed at many festivals, fundraisers, and other community events in New York (West Point Youth String Club), Maryland (Suitland Strings), North Carolina (Hope Mills/Fayetteville area), and Texas (San Antonio).  She is excited to return to Fayetteville and work with the Fayetteville Academy and Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra in creating a new youth program for this area.  Monica graduated from the University of Utah where she was able to study music and receive her degree in Elementary Education.  She is in her 3rd season of playing the violin with the Fayetteville Symphony, and has 4 children who also play the violin.  Her family can be seen around town performing for the Arts Council, the LaFayette Society, and at different fundraisers.

 

For more information, please email education@fayettevillesymphony.org.

Featured Musician

Andrew Licht – Violin

Andy joined the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra in the first violin section in 2016. Andy is excited to be fulfilling a well-rounded career in music. He is currently employed with the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School System where he is the orchestra director of the Thomas Jefferson Middle School, and Mount Tabor High School. Through the same school system, Andy was a long-term substitute Orchestra director at East Forsyth High School and East Forsyth Middle School.  Since 2017, Andy serves as a teaching artist through the Winston-Salem Symphony’s P.L.A.Y Music Program, where he teaches violin to elementary school students. Prior to this, Andy served as a full time volunteer with ArtistCorps. This service is an AmeriCorps program geared at bringing arts through teaching and performing to local schools. Through ArtistCorps, Andy assisted the orchestra program at Diggs-Latham Elementary School, Wiley Middle School, Wake Forest University’s summer Freedom School, Old Town Elementary School, and the Salvation Army.

Andy is a native of Massachusetts, where he holds a bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Since his time in Massachusetts, he moved to North Carolina and got his Masters degree in Violin Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA). At the University of Massachusetts, Andy studied with Elizabeth Chang, and received regular chamber music coachings with Astrid Schween (the Cellist of the Julliard String Quartet), and Gilles Vonsattel (Pianist, winner of the Naumberg competition).   While pursuing his Masters of Music at UNCSA, Andy was a student of Kevin Lawrence, and received regular chamber music coachings from Dmitri Shteinberg and Eric Larsen.

In his free time, Andy enjoys running and hiking. He currently resides in Winston-Salem with his wife, Lilian-Terri Dahlenburg (principal violist with the Fayetteville Symphony), and their cat, Gussie.

To Educate. To Entertain. To Inspire.

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1956 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and is a professional, regional orchestra whose mission is to educate, entertain, and inspire the citizens of the Fayetteville, North Carolina region as the leading musical resource.  Praised for its artistic excellence, the Symphony leads in the cultural and educational landscape for Fayetteville and the southeastern North Carolina region.

The Fayetteville Symphony typically performs 8 concerts during any given season performing both at Methodist University and Fayetteville State University. Partnerships with other agencies include collaborative performances with Cape Fear Regional Theatre, chamber concerts at St. John’s Episcopal Church, as well as the city’s annual Independence concert with fireworks. The Symphony brings music to the schools and the community by performing educational concerts, as well as having its own Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra, after school strings and summer music camps.


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