FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

School Programs

Third 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 the late fall of this year, the FSO will release virtual 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 education@fayettevillesymphony.org.

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Featured Musician

Audrey Cook – Cello

IMG_2016Audrey Cook received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied cello performance with Brent Wissick and completed a second major in Mathematical Decision Sciences. At UNC, Audrey was a member of the UNC Symphony Orchestra and served as principal cellist during her final year. In December 2012, she won the university’s annual concerto competition and performed as a soloist with the orchestra. Before UNC, Audrey attended the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities and was a member of the Carolina Youth Symphony, serving as their principal cellist from 2005 until 2009. She was selected as the winner of the 2007 CYS Concerto Competition, the 2008 Crouch Award for Most Outstanding Underclassman Musician, and the 2009 Chesebro Award for Most Outstanding Senior Musician. Audrey now lives in Raleigh, NC and works as a Senior Web Analytics Data Consultant at a Google-partnered internet marketing agency. In January 2014, she founded the MARS String Quartet with former colleagues from the UNCSO and UNC Baroque Ensemble. In her spare time, Audrey is a freelance musician and member of the Fayetteville and Raleigh Symphony Orchestras. She frequently performs with local musician booking services and musical theater pit orchestras, and enjoys collaborating with local composers on new music projects.

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.

This organization is supported in part by a space grant from the BB&T Term Endowment of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.


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P.O. Box 302
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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9:00am-5:00pm

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