Elementary String Camp

Elementary String Camp

Information for summer 2019 will be posted soon!

Location: Fayetteville Academy, 3200 Cliffdale Road, Fayetteville, NC



The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra Elementary String Camp is a morning day camp for elementary aged students (ages 5-11) who play violin, viola, cello, or double bass. The camp is intended for those students that have prior experience participating in their school’s strings program, have been taking private lessons, or have been participating in the Fayetteville Symphony After School Strings Program.



  • Master Classes with professional Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra musicians
  • Fiddling
  • Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble Classes
  • FUN Music History and Music Theory Class
  • “Snack Time Concert Series” where the students will have the chance to perform for one another, and be able to hear their teachers perform for them as well!
  • “Brown Bag Lunch” Final Concert on the last day of the camp (Friday, June 22nd at 12pm) – parents are invited to attend!



The camp is held at Fayetteville Academy, 3200 Cliffdale Rd., Fayetteville, NC.

*Note: Though the camp is held at Fayetteville Academy, this camp is solely a Fayettevilly Symphony Orchestra camp. Students from any school (public, private, or home school) that fit the age and experience requirements are welcome to attend.



Students must be ages 5-11, play either violin, viola, cello, or double bass, and must have prior experience to participating in at least one of the following to apply:



Tuition is $180. Tuition is due in full with the application form. You may pay by check made out to Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra or pay online by credit card through the link below.

We are pleased to offer a 10% sibling discount for this camp if more than one sibling from the same family applies! For every sibling after the first to apply, a 10% discount will be given on their total tuition. Please contact the symphony office to receive this discount at (910)433-4690.

Tuition is due no later than the application deadline of Friday, June 1st, 2018.


For any questions, please contact the symphony office at (910)433-4690, or email operations@fayettevillesymphony.org


Featured Musician

Dr. Don Parker – Principal Percussion

Dr. Don N. Parker currently serves as Associate Professor of Music-Percussion and Assistant Chair the Department of Performing and Fine Arts at Fayetteville State University.  He has performed with the Fayetteville Jazz Orchestra and Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra since 2003 as a featured soloist (2006 and 2011) and serves as principal percussionist.  Dr. Parker recently presented clinics/performances at the H.O.P.E Percussion Camp at University of Louisville and Cumberland County School District and with his trumpet/percussion duo, Double Take at Howard University, Norfolk State University, and Campbell University as well as an artist-in-residence program in the Hoke County School District. He also performs with his jazz vibes and piano duo, The Haydon/Parker Duo, which has a second CD scheduled for release in late 2013.  Don has a B.M. in Performance and Music Business from DePauw Univ. and M.M. and D.M.A. in Performance from the Univ. of Texas at Austin.  He also serves as vice president for the NC Chapter of Percussive Arts Society.  Dr. Parker has endorsements with Sabian Cymbals, Mapex Drums, Mike Balter Mallets, Regal Tip Sticks, Remo World Percussion, LP Music Group, and Jupiter Music Instruments.  For more information, contact Dr. Parker atwww.parkerlinchmusic.com.

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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