The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra presents World Travels at FSU's Seabrook Auditorium on Saturday, February 8th, 2014. symphony_02-08-14_0476.JPG

Violin I

Fabián López, Concertmaster

Will Gillis Military Appreciation Chair

Erica ShirtsAssociate Concertmaster

Berte Dean Carter and A.A. Howell Chair

Leonardo Ottoni

Lucy Greenleaf

Grijda Spiri

Sarah Cox

Naiara Sanchez

Andrew Licht

Allison Willet

Hannah Spear

Laura Blankenship


Violin II

Anne Leyland, Principal

Arta Prekadini-Hardin

Aiko Richter

Nicole Wendl

Doug Merritt

Michael Sparks

Abigail Bracewell

Laura Eis

Randolyn Emerson

Laurel Wachtler

Leroy Anderson Chair for the Last Chair in Second Violins



Teri Abler-Diekfuss, Acting Principal

Principal Viola Endowed Chair

Clark Spencer

Carmen Granger

Thomas Howerton

Kristin Stiteler

Warren Ferguson

Dennis Malloy



Nate Leyland, Principal

The Carlos Zukowski Memorial Endowment

Ryan Graebert

Emily Smith

Audrey Cook

Ariana Dewar

Ben Therrell

Barbara Gates

Earnest Lamb



Cody Rex, Principal

Stuart McLemore

William F. Grimes and Frances Loy Grimes Chair

Nathaniel Goldsmith



Sarah Busman, Principal

Barbara Terry Chair

Krisztina Der

Alison Mossey, Flute/Piccolo



Jessica Miller, Principal

Grace Butler Keith Chair

Lindsay Wiley

Ronnal Ford, II, Oboe/English Horn



Nathan Olawsky, Acting Principal

Cat Keen Hock

Michael and Lynette Green Chair



Patrick Herring, Principal

Rebecca Libera

Cory Jones, Bassoon/Contrabassoon


French Horn

Steve Skillman, Principal

Tanner West

Bill Tyler

Mark Jones



Timothy Altman, Principal

Susan and Richard Shereff Chair

Larry Wells

Sheryl Linch-Parker



James Kent, Acting Principal

Jesse Rackley III, Acting Principal

Jason Binde

Joseph Murrell, Bass Trombone



Andrew Smith, Principal

Phoebe Edna Williams Curl Chair



Stephanie Wilson, Principal



Don Parker, Principal

Daniel McCloud

Quintin Mallette

Levi Cull



Scott Marosek

Principal Piano Endowed Chair



Winifred Garrett















Featured Musician

Andrew Smith – Principal Tuba

andrewAndrew Smith’s musical journey has taken him all over the world and in a wide array of musical genres and vocations. Currently, Andrew is the Director of Athletic and Tuba-Euphonium Instructor at Campbell University.  Additionally, Andrew is Tubist in the North Carolina Brass Band, Principal Tuba in the Fayetteville Symphony, and maintains an active career as a low brass educator and performer.   He has presented recitals and masterclass all across the United States and Canada, and has presented at numerous international conferences.

Recent solo performances include Guest Artist Recitals at Brandon (Manitoba) University, UNC Pembroke, Georgia College, 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 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), Rochester, Rainier (WA), Buffalo, and Syracuse Symphony Orchestras.  In addition, he has been a member of the Triangle Brass Band, Georgia Brass Band, Tar River Symphonic Band, Eastman Brass Guild, and the Eastman Wind Ensemble.  He also has previously been on the faculties of UNC Greensboro and Methodist University.  Dr. Smith also serves as a judge 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.

Andrew Smith is a member of the International Tuba Euphonium Association, the National Association for Music Education, The NC Music Educators Association, College Band Directors National Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity.  He proudly serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the Triangle Brass Band.

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 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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