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

Dr. Cat Keen Hock – Third Clarinet, Bass Clarinet

Cat Keen HockDr. Catherine Keen Hock, originally from eastern North Carolina, has found a home teaching and performing in the Piedmont Triad area of NC.  Currently, Cat is the bass clarinetist for the Fayetteville and Salisbury Symphony Orchestras and is a member of the woodwind faculty at the Music Academy of North Carolina.  Cat is an avid supporter of new music, especially chamber music, and is a founding member of the award-winning ensemble Quintet Sirocco.  She completed a DMA in Clarinet Performance and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Historical Musicology at UNC Greensboro in 2012, and her previous degrees include a MM in Performance from UNCG and a BA with Honors in Music Performance from Wake Forest University. Cat has studied with Kelly Burke, Anthony Taylor, Edwin Riley, Eileen Young, and Michael Waddell. 

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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