FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

Board and Staff

Board of Directors

Joe Vonnegut, Board Chair

Joy Miller, Vice Board Chair

Larry Bass, Treasurer

Frances McDuffie, Recording Secretary

Wilhelmena Sapp, Corresponding Secretary

Kensley Edge | Mary Flagg Haugh | Linda Healy | Anne Keith | Jim Konneker | Frank Moorman | Wendy Quesnel

Richard Shereff | Dwight Smith | Meredith Stiehl | Linda Tillman | Maria Villena | James Wilson

Musician Representatives on the Board

Scott Marosek | Don Parker

 

 

Administration

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President/CEO

Christine Kastner

ckastner@fayettevillesymphony.org

 

Music Director/Conductor

Stefan Sanders

ssanders@fayettevillesymphony.org

Director of Artistic Operations & Marketing

Julia Atkins

jatkins@fayettevillesymphony.org

Patron & Communications Manager

Kathryn Moore

kmoore@fayettevillesymphony.org

 

Youth Orchestra Director

Dr. Larry Wells

lwells@methodist.edu

Director of Strings Education

Mrs. Monica Thiriot

monicathiriot@gmail.com

 

FSO “Music Nerd”

Dr. Joshua Busman

   

 

Featured Musician

Dr. Andrew Smith – Principal Tuba

Andrew Smith’s musical journey has taken him all over the United States and in a wide array of musical genres and vocations. Currently, Andrew is the Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Professor of Low Brass at Campbell University. He is also Principal Tuba in the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and maintains an active career as a low brass educator and performer. He has presented recitals and masterclasses all across the world, and has presented at numerous international conferences.

Recently, Andrew was a featured soloist at the Hermann J. Abs Chamber Music Hall at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Germany. Additionally, he was a featured soloist with the Sandhills Wind Symphony at the Kaiserasall im Kurfürstliuchen Schloss Mainz, located in the Kaiser’s Palace, and the Mittelrhein Music Festival in Koblenz, Germany.

Additional solo performances include Guest Artist Recitals at Winthrop University, Brandon University, UNC Pembroke, The North Carolina Trombone Festival, and at the 2011 and 2013 Great Plains Regional Tuba Conferences. Andrew has been a featured soloist with the Triangle Youth Brass Band, Triangle Youth Academy Brass Band, The Watson Band, Triangle Brass Band, UNCG Jazz Ensemble, Syracuse University Brass Ensemble, and the UNC Greensboro University Band. Dr. Smith also was a featured artist at Oneonta State University and the Eastman School of Music’s Women in Music Festival.

In addition to his solo performing, Andrew Smith maintains an active career as an orchestral tubist. He has performed with the Fayetteville (NC), Roanoke, Rochester, Rainier (WA), Buffalo, and Syracuse Symphony Orchestras. In addition, he has been a member of the North Carolina Brass Band, Georgia Brass Band, Tubist in the Internationally Acclaimed Brass Quintet Bay Street Brassworks, Eastman Brass Guild, and the Eastman Wind Ensemble.

At Campbell University, Andrew is the director of the Sound of the Sandhills Athletic Bands. The bands perform at football games, as well as Men’s and Women’s Basketball. The Sound of the Sandhills is comprised of over 125 auditioned students, and is one of the most prestigious bands in the Big South Athletic Conference. Dr. Smith also serves as a judge and clinician at numerous North Carolina State Marching Band Competitions.

In addition to his active career as a performer, Andrew Smith also has been given presentations at the 2014 International Tuba Euphonium Conference at Indiana University, the 2013 Great Plains Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, the 2013 Southeast Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference at the University of North Florida, 2013 National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technician’s International Conference, and the 2013 Northeast Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference at Ithaca College. Topics of clinics include “The History of the Publications of ITEA,” “Repairs From The Back Row – A Different Look at Tuba, Euphonium and Sousaphones,” and “How to Recruit Successful Low Brass Players in Secondary Schools.”

Andrew holds the Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from Ithaca College, Certificate in Band Instrument Repair Technology from Renton Technical College, the Master’s Degree in Music Performance and Literature and the Artist Leadership Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, and the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Music Performance from UNC Greensboro. His primary teachers include Ed Diefes, Dave Unland, Don Harry, Craig Sutherland, and Dennis AsKew. Prior to his appointment at Campbell University, Andrew held positions on the faculty of UNC Greensboro and Methodist University.

Andrew Smith is a member of the International Tuba Euphonium Association, College Band Directors National Association, College Music Society, The National Association for Music Education, North Carolina Music Educators Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity.

Andrew Smith is a Parker Mouthpieces Artist and performs exclusively on Parker Mouthpieces.

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 performs 6-8 concerts during any given season performing both at Methodist University and Fayetteville State University. Partnerships with other arts agencies include collaborative performances with Cape Fear Regional Theatre, chamber concerts at St. John’s Episcopal Church, as well as a military appreciation concert held over Memorial Day Weekend. The Symphony brings music to the schools and the community by performing educational concerts, as well as having its own Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra and Summer Music Camps.


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