FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

String Sinfonietta

COVID-19 Update: Due to the rise of coronavirus cases in Cumberland County, String Sinfonietta and all related educational in-person activities have been postponed until March 1st, pending metrics. This decision has been made for the safety of the kids, their families, and the FSO staff. All current Sinfonietta members will be notified mid to late February regarding the continuation or discontinuation of in-person educational activities for the remainder of the spring term. That information will also be posted online here.


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.

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

String  Sinfonietta  is  $100  per semester.

•  Scholarships: Limited scholarships are available.  DOWNLOAD Scholarship eligibility information, and submit your request to Julia Atkins at:  jatkins@fayettevillesymphony.org


About The Directors:

Monica Thiriot, FSYO String Coach & Education Coordinator: Monica 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.


We Wish You a Cha-Cha Christmas




Ghostbusters




American Fiddle Medley




Sahara Crossing




African Adventure




Take Flight




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

Featured Musician

Levi Cull – Percussion

Levi joined the FSO in 2015 and is a section percussionist and assistant timpanist. In addition to being a member of the FSO Levi is a percussionist with the US Air Force Heritage of America Band. In addition to his rigorous touring and performing schedule in the USAF HOB he also performs throughout the east coast with many different symphony orchestras. Levi holds a Master’s of Music Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of South Carolina as well as a Music Education Degree from Kennesaw State University (Magna Cum Laude). He is a student of John Lawless, Dr. Scott Herring, and Timothy Adams Jr. He feels equally at home performing in a symphony orchestra, playing drum set in a jazz combo, playing congas in a salsa band, or anything in between. This has allowed him to perform in numerous locations throughout the world including a three-concert tour of Beijing and Xi’an China as well as performing on stage with the classic rock band Kansas at the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
 
Levi has performed/participated in master classes with Mathew Duvall, Neil Grover, Tom Freer, Jim Atwood, Carol Stumpf, William James, as well as Mark Yancich. He has also taken lessons with Eric Shin, Jauvon Gilliam, Peter Kogan, and Christopher Allen. An avid supporter of solo literature, Levi was chosen as the winner of the University of South Carolina’s Concerto and Aria Competition and performed Michael Daugherty’s work Raise the Roof for Timpani and Orchestra in 2015.
Levi endorses  and plays with Mike Balter Mallets and Grover Pro Percussion.

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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