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

Emily Austin Smith – Cello

es_9Cellist Emily Austin Smith has maintained an active teaching and performing career in Durham, North Carolina. She currently performs with the Durham Symphony, the Fayetteville Symphony, and the Duke New Music Ensemble, as a substitute with the North Carolina Symphony, and in various chamber music settings. She teaches a private studio of cello students both in her home and at High Strung School of Music in Durham, and works at the Durham nucleo of Kidznotes, an El Sistema inspired orchestral training program.

Emily has attended the Texas Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Encore School for Strings, Indiana University Summer String Academy, Kansas City String Quartet Program, and the Heartland Chamber Music Academy, where she appeared as a soloist with the chamber orchestra at the age of 14. While a student in Baltimore, Emily performed with the Occasional Symphony, Peabody Symphony Orchestra, and the Peabody Camerata, and was involved with Classical Revolution Baltimore and the Baltimore Symphony’s OrchKids program.

Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Emily completed her bachelor’s degrees in Cello Performance and English and her master’s degree in Cello Performance and Pedagogy at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where she studied with Alan Stepansky, former Associate Principal Cellist of the New York Philharmonic. During her time at the Peabody Institute and the Johns Hopkins University, Emily was the recipient of the B&O Women’s Club Award in Performance and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa society

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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Mailing Address:
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
Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday
9:00am-5:00pm

info@fayettevillesymphony.org

 

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308 GREEN ST., SUITE 200
Fayetteville, NC 28301

 

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