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

Mallory Hayes

Mallory Hayes received her Master of Music in Violin Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, studying with Fabian Lopez. She received a graduate assistantship to attend which includes a tuition waiver and a monthly stipend. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree, with a major in Violin Performance, from Converse College where she studied with Sarah Johnson. She attended Converse on the Paddison Music Scholarship, a full comprehensive scholarship, and graduated summa cum laude and with Distinction in Performance, an honor given to one music student awarded unanamously by the music faculty. She is currently a section violinist in the Winston-Salem Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, Fayetteville Symphony, and Carolina Philharmonic, and was the Principal Second Violin of the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. She performed as the first violinist in a group with renowned cellist Lynn Harrel during his residency at UNCG in 2018, performing Brahms Clarinet Quintet. She was a featured soloist with the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra in December 2015 and was named the 2015 Presser Scholar in recognition of outstanding achievement as a music major at Converse College. She won the 2013 Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium Concerto and the 2013 Converse Symphony Orchestra concerto competition, performing the first and second movements of the Barber Violin Concerto, respectively, with the orchestras. She also won the Music Teachers National Association South Carolina State competition in the Young Artist Strings category in 2014 and 2015, going on the compete in the Southern Division competition. Mallory has studied and performed in masterclasses with many notable artists and pedagogues, including Charles Castleman, Mimi Zweig, Aaron Berofsky, James Lyon, Benjamin Sung, Will Fedkenheuer, Janet Sung, Rebecca McFaul, Jonathan Kramer, Vadim Gluzman, Carolyn Huebl, Amy Schwartz Moretti, Violaine Melancon, and Paul Kantor. She has also worked with members of notable string quartets such as the Penderecki Quartet, the Juilliard Quartet, the Beo Quartet, the Shanghai Quartet, the Borromeo Quartet, and the Fry Street Quartet. She received a full scholarship to attend the 2014 Brevard Music Center Festival, performing in the Brevard Music Center Orchestra side by side with renowned concertmasters and musicians Bill Preucil, David Kim, Noah Bendix-Bagley, and accompanying world renowned soloists, most notably Itzhak Perlman.

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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