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

FSO professional musicians are available to visit middle schools and high schools to help mentor music students of Cumberland County.  This program offers 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

Andrew Licht – Violin

Andy joined the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra in the first violin section in 2016. Andy is excited to be fulfilling a well-rounded career in music. He is currently employed with the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School System where he is the orchestra director of the Thomas Jefferson Middle School, and Mount Tabor High School. Through the same school system, Andy was a long-term substitute Orchestra director at East Forsyth High School and East Forsyth Middle School.  Since 2017, Andy serves as a teaching artist through the Winston-Salem Symphony’s P.L.A.Y Music Program, where he teaches violin to elementary school students. Prior to this, Andy served as a full time volunteer with ArtistCorps. This service is an AmeriCorps program geared at bringing arts through teaching and performing to local schools. Through ArtistCorps, Andy assisted the orchestra program at Diggs-Latham Elementary School, Wiley Middle School, Wake Forest University’s summer Freedom School, Old Town Elementary School, and the Salvation Army.

Andy is a native of Massachusetts, where he holds a bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Since his time in Massachusetts, he moved to North Carolina and got his Masters degree in Violin Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA). At the University of Massachusetts, Andy studied with Elizabeth Chang, and received regular chamber music coachings with Astrid Schween (the Cellist of the Julliard String Quartet), and Gilles Vonsattel (Pianist, winner of the Naumberg competition).   While pursuing his Masters of Music at UNCSA, Andy was a student of Kevin Lawrence, and received regular chamber music coachings from Dmitri Shteinberg and Eric Larsen.

In his free time, Andy enjoys running and hiking. He currently resides in Winston-Salem with his wife, Lilian-Terri Dahlenburg (principal violist with the Fayetteville Symphony), and their cat, Gussie.

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 typically performs 8 concerts during any given season performing both at Methodist University and Fayetteville State University. Partnerships with other agencies include collaborative performances with Cape Fear Regional Theatre, chamber concerts at St. John’s Episcopal Church, as well as the city’s annual Independence concert with fireworks. The Symphony brings music to the schools and the community by performing educational concerts, as well as having its own Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra, after school strings and summer music camps.

 


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Fayetteville, NC 28302

Office Location:
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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308 GREEN ST., SUITE 200
Fayetteville, NC 28301

 

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