FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

Advanced Summer Music Camp

Highlights from our Advanced Chamber Camp – June 22 to 26, 2020 – CLICK HERE for complete playlist

 

Advanced Summer Music Camp 2021

June 2021 | TBD

Location: TBD

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 advanced instrumental students ages 13-21. 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 will be handed out the first day of the camp. 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.

This music camp is a more intense, individualized chamber music camp different from that of band or orchestra camp. It is suited for the more dedicated and advanced players. Though no one will be turned away from participating, in addition to the age requirement, we ask that any student planning to attend must be able to play a two octave chromatic scale, and know at least 5 of the 12 major scales on their select instrument AND/OR the student has been participating in the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra for at least one year. This music camp is not intended for beginning instrumentalists. For any questions regarding whether your child can participate, please email education@fayettevillesymphony.org

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 the last day of camp

 

Location – TBD

Registration

Students must be age 13-21, be able to play a two octave chromatic scale, and know at least 5 of the 12 major scales on their select instrument AND/OR have been participating in the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra for at least one year.  Instruments accepted into this camp include:

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

* Younger students may be considered should they meet the skill level listed above. This camp is not intended for beginning instrumentalists. Please email Monica Thiriot, Operations and Education Manager, for more information at education@fayettevillesymphony.org.

 

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Featured Musician

Warren Ferguson – Viola

Violist Warren Ferguson has been a member of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra since 2008. He is also a member of other regional orchestras including the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, Musica Chamber Ensemble, the Wilson Symphony Orchestra, and the Carolina Philharmonic. He performs the majority of the weekends of the year. He is a past member of the Long Bay Symphony and Dayton Philharmonic and has played with the North Carolina Symphony and Durham Symphony. He also plays violin, including classical, popular, Irish and Celtic music, bluegrass, and jazz, appearing with other talented like minded musicians. He studied viola performance at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music where he received his Bachelors of Music, and went on to receive a Masters in Computer Science from the College of Engineering at Wright State University and studied Irish traditional music at the University of Limerick. His regular day job is as a software engineer. He considers written music in many respects, as the first programming language. He loves to play music and finds it helps provide a good life balance that brings enjoyment to many.

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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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