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




Christine Kastner






Stefan Sanders

Music Director




Julia Atkins

Director of Artistic Operations & Marketing

















Kathryn Moore

Patron & Communications Manager





Dr. Larry Wells

Youth Orchestra Director


Dr. Joshua Busman

FSO “Music Nerd”











Featured Musician

Laura Blankenship – Violin

Lauraheadshotb+wLaura is from Kernersville, North Carolina, and she earned her bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the University of North Carolina Greensboro where she studied with Dr. Fabián López. In 2015 she earned her master’s degree in violin performance from the University of Wyoming where she studied with Dr. John Fadial. Currently Laura freelances in the Piedmont Triad and throughout North Carolina. She holds the principal second violin position in the Salisbury Symphony and has performed in the Cheyenne and Wyoming symphonies. She also loves teaching and has a violin studio at St. Mary’s Music Academy in High Point, NC.

In addition to teaching and performing, Laura is an assistant orchestra librarian for the Eastern Music Festival during the summer.

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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