Violin I

Dr. Fabián López, Concertmaster | Will Gillis Military Appreciation Chair

Erica ShirtsAssociate Concertmaster | Berte Dean Carter and A.A. Howell Chair

Leonardo Ottoni

Lucy Greenleaf

Robert Garbarz

Grijda Spiri

Naiara Sanchez

Andrew Licht

Kyle VanArsdalen

Allison Willet

Laura Blankenship

Karen Lewis


Violin II

Anne Leyland, Principal

Arta Prekadini-Hardin

Nicole Wendl

Abigail Bracewell

Michael Sparks

Monica Thiriot

Randolyn Emerson

Laura Eis

Jessica Caviness

Laurel WachtlerLeroy Anderson Chair for the Last Chair in Second Violins



Dr. Clark Spencer, Acting Principal | Principal Viola Endowed Chair

Carmen Granger

Thomas Howerton

Warren Ferguson

Dennis Malloy

Michael Castelo

Katie Bracewell



Nate Leyland, Principal | The Carlos Zukowski Memorial Endowment

Brianna Tam

Emily Smith

Ben Therrell

Jesse Smith

Audrey Cook



Andrew Beach, Acting Principal Bass

Nathaniel Goldsmith | William F. Grimes and Frances Loy Grimes Chair

Stuart McLemore



Sarah Busman, Principal Flute | Barbara Terry Chair

Dr. Krisztina Der, Second Flute

Alison Mossey, Third Flute/Piccolo

Jessica Miller, Principal Oboe | Grace Butler Keith Chair

Lindsay Wiley, Second Oboe

Ronnal Ford, II, Third Oboe/English Horn

Darrin Thiriot, Principal Clarinet

Nathan Olawsky, Second Clarinet | Michael and Lynette Green Chair

Dr. Cat Keen Hock, Third Clarinet/Bass Clarinet

Patrick Herring, Principal Bassoon

Dr. Rebecca Libera, Second Bassoon

Cory Jones, Third Bassoon/Contrabassoon



Steve Skillman, Principal Horn | Robert Drake Chair

Tanner West, Second Horn

Bill Tyler, Third Horn

Mark Jones, Fourth Horn

Dr. Timothy Altman, Principal Trumpet | Susan and Richard Shereff Chair

Dr. Larry Wells, Second Trumpet

Dr. Sheryl Linch-Parker, Third Trumpet

Jesse Rackley III, Principal Trombone

Dr. Chad Horsley, Second Trombone

Matthew Parunak, Acting Bass Trombone

Dr. Andrew Smith, Principal Tuba | Phoebe Edna Williams Curl Chair



Dr. Don Parker, Principal Percussion

Stephanie Wilson, Principal Timpani

Dr. Daniel McCloud

Quintin Mallette

Levi Cull



Dr. Scott MarosekPrincipal Piano Endowed Chair



Winifred Garrett















Featured Musician

Andrew Beach – Acting Principal Bass

Andrew Beach is a Music Education major and Philosophy minor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, class of 2018. Andrew primarily studies double bass with Craig Brown (prof. UNCG, NC Symphony), but he has also studied with Leonid Finkelshteyn (prof. East Carolina University, Principal of NC Symphony), Eric Dyke (NC Symphony), Steve Haines (jazz prof. UNCG), Wolfgang Harrier (prof. University of Music Saarland, substitute for the Vienna Philharmonic), and Kevin Casseday (prof. University of Florida, Jacksonville Symphony). He also studied at the Brevard Music Festival in the summer of 2017.

 At the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Andrew has served as the principal bassist of the University Symphony Orchestra, principal of the UNCG Opera, and a member of the Casella and Gate City Camerata chamber ensembles and the UNCG Wind Ensemble. He is also the acting principal bassist for the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra 2017-18 season. 

Andrew’s performance interests extend beyond classical and jazz music. He is also active in the Greensboro avant-garde scene and has played free improvised music though the Perceiver of Sound League. He has played in pit orchestras for musicals as well at Elon University, The Gallery Players in Alamance County, and the Twin City Stage in Winston-Salem. He also plays old time music in the Greensboro area and has been a member of the UNCG Old Time Ensemble (playing mandolin!). 

In addition to performing music, Andrew composes music. He has written music for three UNCG Theater for Young People productions; “The Sound of Cracking Bones” (2015), “James and the Giant Peach” (2015-16), and “Boats” (2016). He also wrote music for the Foxshire Films short film, “One Night” (2017). He also writes small chamber works and arrangements for beginning bands and orchestras. In addition to classical composition, he has written jazz combo arrangements of “I’ve Got Rhythm” and “Summertime”.

Beyond his undergraduate degree, Andrew plans to be a music teacher at the middle or high school level. He is very passionate about teaching and looks forward to sharing the joy of music with others. He is also considering pursuing either a Masters degree in Ethnomusicology to enrich his knowledge of music and culture or a composition degree to hone his skills as a composer.

Additional info is available on my website: http://andrewbeachdoublebass.weebly.com/

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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