Board and Staff

Board of Directors

Board 15-16

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




Christine Kastner


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Julia Atkins

Director of Artistic Operations and Marketing

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Talia Rodriguez

Director of Patron and Audience Services

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Joshua Busman

FSO “Music Nerd”



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Featured Musician

Naiara Sanchez – Violin

Naiara-SanchezNaiara Sanchez started her violin studies at the age of 8 in her hometown, Lucena (Spain). She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in the Royal Conservatory of Granada (Spain) and in the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (Tallinn, Estonia). Then, she started teaching violin in Granada where also developed her career as a chamber music and orchestra performer. She worked as concertmaster in the Granada’s University Orchestra, travelling around Europe and Morocco. Also, she has recorded several CD’s with the Granada Baroque Orchestra and Oniria Ensemble. Finally, she moved to the USA in 2011, where she earned a graduate assistantship and got her Master’s Degree in Violin Performance in the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. During this time she has worked as teaching assistant in the UNCG Music Department, coaching chamber music groups and teaching violin lessons. Nowadays, she combines her work at FSO with her other passion, teaching violin at St. Mary’s Music Academy (High Point) and at Lawndale Fine Arts and Music Academy (Greensboro).

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 in collaboration with The Army Ground Forces Band of Ft. Bragg. 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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