FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

String Sinfonietta

A fun new orchestra for students 13 and under who have some experience playing strings. This will provide students the opportunity to excel in a collaborative setting with weekly rehearsals, coaching, and masterclasses by professional FSO musicians. Meets on Monday evenings at 6 pm at Fayetteville Academy, 3200 Cliffdale Road, Fayetteville, NC.

As students learn and polish their music, they will be invited to perform at events around the community including recitals and Festivals.

Please complete the Sinfonietta Registration form

String Sinfonietta is $100 per semester. To pay online, click here.

About The Directors:

Monica Thiriot, Operations and Education Manager at FSO, began playing the violin with the Suzuki Method when she was 6 years old.  She graduated from all 10 levels by the time she was 14, and two years later, she received her first Suzuki training to become a teacher.  As her private studio grew, she received additional Suzuki teacher training from John Kendall and Jeanne Grover.  One of her favorite things to do is to put together groups where youth can create music together and perform throughout the community.  Her groups have performed at many festivals, fundraisers, and other community events in New York (West Point Youth String Club), Maryland (Suitland Strings), North Carolina (Hope Mills/Fayetteville area), and Texas (San Antonio).  She is excited to return to Fayetteville and work with the Fayetteville Academy and Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra in creating a new youth program for this area.  Monica graduated from the University of Utah where she was able to study music and receive her degree in Elementary Education.  She is in her 3rd season of playing the violin with the Fayetteville Symphony, and has 4 children who also play the violin.  Her family can be seen around town performing for the Arts Council, the LaFayette Society, and at different fundraisers.

 

Laurel Wachtler, String Sinfonietta Coach: Laurel Wachtler, violinist, has taught private lessons for eight years in her private studio, as well as Snyder Music Academy, and Edwards Music. She has been the instructor for the violin classes at First Impressions Academy for three years. Her students have participated in the Middle School Youth Orchestra (MSYO), Cumberland County Youth Orchestra (CCYO), Junior Eastern Regionals, (JERO) as well as Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra. Several students were selected for the finals and have won prizes in the Kiwanis Talent Show.

For more information, please email education@fayettevillesymphony.org.

Featured Musician

Quintin Mallette – Percussion

Quintin MalletteQuintin Mallette is a percussionist and educator in the Northeast Georgia region performing across many genres including Jazz, Orchestral, contemporary/avant-garde, musical theatre, and popular music. He has appeared in performance with several world class musicians including McCoy Tyner, Bill Richards, Arthur Lipner, and Timothy K Adams Jr., including an a guest artists appearances with the Verge Ensemble as a part of their “When Kandisnky met Schoenberg” series at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. He has also appeared in performances at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Music Center at Strathmore, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. As an advocate for contemporary music, Quintin has premiered several new works including most recently the Georgia premier of composer Kevin Ernst’s AdWords/Edward, the first work written for Google Glass. Active as a freelance musician, Quintin has appeared with various orchestras and chamber groups across the southeast including the Savannah Philharmonic, Verge Ensemble, and Washington Soloist Ensemble. Quintin is a proud member of the QROSS percussion duo, and the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra in North Carolina. Quintin is currently pursuing his DMA in percussion performance from the University of Georgia, where he studies with Timothy K. Adams Jr. In addition to his studies, Quintin is the percussion instructor for Oconee County High School, maintains a small private studio, and teaches Percussion Methods at the University of Georgia. Quintin currently resides in Hull, GA with his wife Jacquelyn and two children, Cadence and Dorian.

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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