FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

Concerto Competition

Harlan Duenow Young Artist Concerto Competition and Scholarship

We seek to discover and encourage emerging young musical talent. Each spring, the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra awards, through a competitive process, a $2,000 cash scholarship to a talented classical musician. The scholarship is named in honor of the orchestra’s longest serving conductor, the late Harlan Duenow. Applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 21, and a full-time legal resident of North Carolina or a military family member stationed in North Carolina.

 

The Concerto Competition will be taking a one-year break while the FSO searches for a new Music Director. Please check back for information on how to apply for the 2017-2018 year in Fall 2017.

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Featured Musician

Steve Skillman – Principal French Horn

Symphony_casual_0176.JPGSteve Skillman is the principal horn of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and the Long Bay Symphony in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He is also a frequent performer with the Wilmington Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Opera Carolina, and chamber groups throughout the region. He has appeared in shows in Myrtle Beach with Burt Bacharach, Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis, and the late Ray Charles, as well as many touring Broadway productions. Mr. Skillman served as a teacher and administrator for thirty years in Brunswick County, North Carolina, and also taught horn at UNC Wilmington. He received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from East Carolina University, where he studied with James Parnell. Mr. Skillman is a former president of the Brunswick Arts Council, and is a recipient of the Award of Excellence from the North Carolina Bandmaster’s Association.

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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Fayetteville, NC 28301

 

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