FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

After School Strings Program

COVID-19 Update: Due to the rise of coronavirus cases in Cumberland County, all in-person educational activities have been postponed until March 1st, pending metrics. This decision has been made for the safety of the kids, their families, and the FSO staff. All current members in our educational activities will be notified mid to late February regarding the continuation or discontinuation of in-person educational activities for the remainder of the spring term. That information will also be posted online here.


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.

Group Class is $60 per month.

About The Director

Monica Thiriot, FSYO String Coach and Education Coordinator: Monica 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

Sarah Busman – Principal Flute

Flutist and teacher Sarah Busman hails from Tennessee and was educated at Middle Tennessee State University and The Peabody Conservatory of Music. Sarah has performed with numerous ensembles, including the Baltimore Symphony, the Moscow Ballet’s Maryland tour pit orchestra, and currently as principal flute of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and the Carolina Philharmonic. As a pedagogue, Sarah has presented at the Mid South Flute Festival and the Raleigh Area Flute Association Flute Fair. She has been teaching flute lessons for almost ten years, including as the applied flute professor at the Community College of Baltimore County and currently as the adjunct applied flute teacher at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Currently, Sarah resides in Durham, North Carolina with her husband and hound dog where she maintains a private flute studio of over 20 students.

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.

This organization is supported in part by a space grant from the BB&T Term Endowment of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.


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