FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

Summer Music Camp

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Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 1st

About

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Camp is an individualized focused day camp that offers small ensemble playing opportunities, daily group and individualized instruction, and masterclasses/lectures for instrumental students. The development of each student’s leadership and musicianship is emphasized as students learn to work collaboratively in this fun and inviting musical atmosphere. The students will be assigned to chamber ensembles for the week, and they will receive daily coaching sessions with professional musicians of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. If needed, placement auditions will be held the first day of the festival to determine placement in small ensembles. Music to prepare for these auditions will be sent once application is received by the FSO office. Music for the festival will be provided on the first day, and the focus of coaching sessions will be on solo, chamber, and large ensemble music collaboration. There will be a culminating performance on the last day of the festival at 1pm; families will be invited to attend.

Student Reviews:

“The teachers were funny, good, friendly, and amazing people!”

“I improved my sound A LOT!”

“I learned stuff that I wouldn’t learn in band.”

“The camp went into a lot of topics not covered anywhere else, so as a player, I became better. It was also fun working in chamber groups which provided a different experience for me.”

 

What to Expect

  • Warm Up
  • Small ensemble playing, to help each individual excel on their instrument, while learning to build musicianship by working in a collaborative setting
  • Group discussions on fundamentals, intonation, technique, repertoire, auditions, and much more!
  • Large ensemble playing (dependent on number of participants)
  • Lunch Included
  • End of Camp Concert on Friday, June 16 at 1pm
  • Placement Auditions the first day of the camp to determine small ensemble placement. Audition repertoire will be sent after receiving the application form.

 

Schedule

Monday, June 12, 2017 through Friday, June 16, 2017 from 9am-2pm. Drop-Off may begin at 8:30am.

 

Location

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.

 

Registration

Students must be a rising 8th grader, high school, or college level student, and must have experience playing one of the following instruments to be eligible to apply:

Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, or Tuba

Younger students are eligible based on teacher recommendation and instructor discretion. Please contact Julia Atkins, Director of Artistic Operations and Marketing, at jatkins@fayettevillesymphony.org if your child doesn’t meet the age requirement but would still like to attend.

To register, please fill out an application form and either email or mail to Julia Atkins, Director of Artistic Operations and Marketing, by THURSDAY, JUNE 1 at jatkins@fayettevillesymphony.org or:

Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra

Julia Atkins

ATTN: Summer Music Camp

P.O. Box 302

Fayetteville, NC 28302

Tuition

Tuition is $275, or $300 if you would like to include a private lesson. Tuition is due in full with the application form and must be received by THURSDAY, JUNE 1. You may pay by check made out to Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra or pay online by credit card here.

PLEASE NOTE: If student has any special dietary or allergenic needs, please contact the FSO office before paying tuition at (910)433-4690.

 

Lead Faculty

Symphony_casual_0034.JPGDr. Larry Wells

Professor of Trumpet and Director of Instrumental Studies at Methodist University

Dr. Larry Wells holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Washington State University (1990). He holds a Master of Science in Teaching Music from Portland State University (1996), and completed a Doctor of Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance/Wind Conducting from the University of North Texas (2006). His dissertation is entitled Construction Applications, Practices, and Techniques of Natural Trumpets; A Comparative Analysis of Baroque and Modern Era Trumpet Construction Methods.

Currently, Larry is a Professor of Music and the Director of Instrumental Studies at Methodist University in Fayetteville. Prior to his appointment at Methodist, Larry taught for one year at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and three years at Southwestern Oregon Community College.

In addition to teaching, Larry is the co-music director for the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra. Previously, Larry was the General Manager and Associate Conductor for the 500+ member Metropolitan Youth Symphony in Portland, Oregon. Larry also spent four years working for the David. G. Monette Corp. building custom trumpets for notable players such as Wynton Marsalis, Manny Laureano, Terrance Blanchard, the late Adolph Herseth, and Maynard Ferguson.

As a performer, Larry holds a position in the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, and the Carolina Philharmonic. In addition, he has played numerous times with the Cape Fear Regional Theater, North Carolina Symphony, Portland Opera, the Oregon Symphony, the Eugene Symphony and Opera, and the Salem Chamber Orchestra. While at the University of North Texas, Larry played with the UNT Symphonic Band, UNT Baroque Orchestra, and the UNT Opera Orchestra. He has performed with Marie Osmund, The Moody Blues, Mannheim Steamroller, and as a guest musician with the Jordanian National Symphony in Amman, Jordan.

As a soloist, Larry completed a recital tour in Italy during the summer of 2013. During that tour he played in Bologna, Florence, and Trent. In May of 2014, Larry recorded his first CD, using repertoire from the Italy tour along with some added material.

Larry regularly serves on the faculty of various summer camps and festivals. These include The Methodist University “Summer Jam”, the Fayetteville Symphony’s “Summer Music Festival”, The Presbyterian Music Association’s “Montreat Camp”, and The Oregon Coast Music Festival.

Outside of music, Larry’s interests include playing golf, woodworking, and exploring New Orleans with his wife Tracey and three children: Pruette (16), Harrison (14), and Daulton (11).

Mr. Nate Leyland

Principal Cellist of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and NC Opera

Nathan Leyland, born in Butler, Pennsylvania, later moved to Lynchburg, Virginia and began his cello studies in their public school system at the age of nine. Nathan attended the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Tchaikovsky Competition gold medalist Nathaniel Rosen, a former student and teaching assistant to the late Gregor Piatigorsky. Mr. Leyland has performed as soloist with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra , Manchester Symphony Orchestra, The Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra, Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, and the Welsh Hills Chamber Orchestra, to name a few. Nathan began his professional career at the age of 20, becoming the cellist of the Pioneer String Quartet. In addition to that appointment, he was Principal Cellist of The Des Moines Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Leyland moved to North Carolina in 2001 and began performing regularly with some of the areas professional ensembles such as the North Carolina Symphony, Carolina Ballet, North Carolina Opera, North Carolina Master Chorale, and the Choral Society of Durham. Currently, he is the principal cellist of the North Carolina Opera, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Tar River Symphony Orchestra, and a member of The Mallarme Chamber Players. Along with these positions, Leyland is an avid chamber musician and recitalist, having performed in venues across the US.

Mrs. Anne Leyland

String Instructor at St. Mary’s School and Ravenscroft

Anne Leyland, a native of Pensacola, Florida, began her violin studies at the age of six with Anna Tringas, a former pupil of the late Ivan Galamian. She continued her studies at the Meadowmount School of Music, Louisiana State University, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Carnegie- Mellon University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Music degree with honors. Among her teachers was the late Fritz Siegal, former concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
 
Mrs. Leyland has performed as soloist with the Pensacola Symphony, Ft. Myers Symphony, Congress of Strings Orchestra, and the Louisiana State University Orchestra. While in Pittsburgh, she performed as first violinist in numerous orchestras, including the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestra, and was first violinist with the Mezzanine String Quartet. Currently, Ms. Leyland is the Concertmaster of both the Durham and Tar River Symphonies, and is a first violinist with the North Carolina Opera. In addition to performing regularly with the Fayetteville Symphony, Ms Leyland has enjoyed performing in such North Carolina groups as the Charleston, Savannah, Charlotte, and North Carolina Symphonies. She has appeared in concert with numerous classical music legends such as Joshua Bell, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Pinchas Zuckerman, Lynn Harrell, Itzhak Perlman, Andre Watts and Luciano Pavarotti. Pop music has always interested Ms. Leyland and she has enjoyed sharing the stage with Jerry Lewis, Rod Stewart, Smokey Robinson, Natalie Cole, The Moody Blues, and many more.
 
Among her faculty appointments have been positions with Chatham College and Arts in the Parks in Pittsburgh, and she has maintained an active private studio since 1984. She is the Instructor of Violin at Saint Mary’s School, where she also directs the String Ensemble. Ms. Leyland joined the faculty of Ravenscroft School in 2008 as an Instructor of Violin, and was named an Artist in Residence in 2015. 

 

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Featured Musician

Audrey Cook – Cello

IMG_2016Audrey Cook received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied cello performance with Brent Wissick and completed a second major in Mathematical Decision Sciences. At UNC, Audrey was a member of the UNC Symphony Orchestra and served as principal cellist during her final year. In December 2012, she won the university’s annual concerto competition and performed as a soloist with the orchestra. Before UNC, Audrey attended the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities and was a member of the Carolina Youth Symphony, serving as their principal cellist from 2005 until 2009. She was selected as the winner of the 2007 CYS Concerto Competition, the 2008 Crouch Award for Most Outstanding Underclassman Musician, and the 2009 Chesebro Award for Most Outstanding Senior Musician. Audrey now lives in Raleigh, NC and works as a Senior Web Analytics Data Consultant at a Google-partnered internet marketing agency. In January 2014, she founded the MARS String Quartet with former colleagues from the UNCSO and UNC Baroque Ensemble. In her spare time, Audrey is a freelance musician and member of the Fayetteville and Raleigh Symphony Orchestras. She frequently performs with local musician booking services and musical theater pit orchestras, and enjoys collaborating with local composers on new music projects.

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 in collaboration with The Army Ground Forces Band of Ft. Bragg. 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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