Elementary String Camp

Elementary String Camp

June 18-22, 2018 | 8:30am-12pm

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


Now accepting applications!

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 1st, 2018



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 Julia Atkins, Director of Artistic Operations and Marketing, at jatkins@fayettevillesymphony.org


Featured Musician

Carmen Granger – Viola

Brian Speice Photography-1Carmen Granger is an orchestral musician throughout the southeast. She has performed with many symphonies and opera companies in Arkansas, Virginia and North Carolina. In the Summer of 2016, she won a job with Opera in the Ozarks in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, where she was assistant principal viola and performed many various operas as well as solo repertoire and chamber music. In the summer of 2015, she received a scholarship to attend the Brevard Music Institute where she studied viola with Scott Rawls and worked with conductors Keith Lockhart and Ken Lamb. While at the Brevard Institute, she had the pleasure of being able to study chamber music with Alistair MacRae and got to work with many of the programs’ student composers and was a part of many chamber and contemporary music concerts. Carmen is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s in Music Performance from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) where she is a scholarship student of Dr. Scott Rawls. She is currently the principal viola of the Symphony Orchestra and performs with many different smaller ensembles within the school, including being the resident violist of the school’s contemporary music ensemble, Present~Continuous, the Gate City Camerata, Casella Sinfonietta and the UNCG Opera Orchestra. She has also had the pleasure of getting to work with Philip Glass, Molly Ringwald, and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg during her time at UNCG. Carmen also enjoys playing the violin in the UNCG Sinfonia where she is one of the rotating concertmasters, and in the Fall of 2015 got to work with Turkish rockstar, Demir Demirkan. Carmen is also a music educator in North Carolina. She is the President for the Gate City American String Teachers Association (ASTA), and teaches for The Young Musicians of Alamance and the Community Arts Collaborative. Although her passion is performing, she also loves teaching private lessons and enjoys learning new ways to teach. Getting to perform in masterclasses has helped to improve her teaching style as well as her technique. She has performed for violists Michael Strauss, Pamela Ryan, and Elias Goldstein to name a few, as well as the Friction Quartet, Deadalus Quartet, and Decoda Quartet. Performing operas and musicals is Carmen’s true passion, but she loves being able to perform with so many symphonies and work with so many talented musicians.

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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