REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 1st
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.
“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.
Monday, June 12, 2017 through Friday, June 16, 2017 from 9am-2pm. Drop-Off may begin at 8:30am.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if your child doesn’t meet the age requirement but would still like to attend.
Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra
ATTN: Summer Music Camp
P.O. Box 302
Fayetteville, NC 28302
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.
Dr. 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