FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

School Programs

Third-Grade-Visits-Collage-copyThird Grade Classroom Ensemble Visits and Concerts

Once every school year, with support from the Yanoff Music Initiative Grant from the Cumberland Community Foundation (CCF), and Communities in Schools, master FSO musicians visit select elementary schools in the Cumberland County Schools (CCS) to give third grade students engaging presentations and informative Q&A sessions supplementing the music teachers’ own work with the FSO/CCS pre-approved curriculum guide. All of this is to prepare the students for their upcoming trip to the Symphony.  In November of this year, the FSO will perform a pair of youth concerts for all 4,000+ third grade students in the Cumberland County Schools.  This concert is often the first introduction for these students to a live symphonic concert experience.

 

High School Musician Mentoring

As of our 2014-2015 season, our professional musicians will be visiting select high schools to help mentor music students of Cumberland County.  This program will offer the students the opportunity to learn more detailed performance techniques of their instrument and the chance to learn from some of the top performing musicians of North Carolina.

 

School Visits

If you are interested in scheduling a school visit by our professional musicians, contact us at our Symphony Office at (910)433-4690 or by email at info@fayettevillesymphony.org.

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Featured Musician

Monica Thiriot – Violin

Monica Thiriot began playing the violin when she was 6 and studied with Jeanne Grover, Karen Child, Jack Ashton, and Gerald Elias.  She graduated from the University of Utah, where she studied both music and elementary education, and she is especially grateful she can combine them to teach music to children. She is Suzuki Certified, receiving training with Jeanne Grover and John Kendall, and has been teaching Suzuki violin from the time she was 16. Moving around the country with her military husband, she has had unique opportunities to direct and help start several youth and community orchestra’s, including, The Suitland Youth String Orchestra (MD), The Suitland Stake Orchestra (for adults), the Washington DC Temple Orchestra, the West Point Youth Orchestra (NY), and the Hope Mills Ward Orchestra/Choir (NC).  She has also coached and taught at the Pennsylvania Suzuki Institute, and for the West Point Cadet String program.  She has performed in chamber groups with United State Air Force Band in Washington DC, and the Mormon Orchestra of DC, and soloed with both the FORSCOM Army band in North Carolina and the West Point Army Band in New York.

 
One of her greatest accomplishments in life is that not only has she been able to teach all 4 of her children the violin, but that they can also play and perform as a family different styles of music for many events. She is especially grateful for the Lafayette Society that convinced her when they were previously stationed here 6 years ago to find music the entire family, including a 4 year old, could play together. After surviving that first concert, the family has had some incredible experiences playing for different charity and community events, including raising over $1200 playing in the NYC subway for families in need. It’s an incredible feeling to know that through music, our family can help others. She and her husband Darrin Thiriot (clarinet), just celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary.

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 28302

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308 Green St., Suite 200
Fayetteville, NC 28301
P: (910) 433-4690
F: (910)433-4699
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info@fayettevillesymphony.org

 

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Fayetteville, NC 28301

 

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