Your time and effort makes a difference…

Be a part of FSO!

Volunteers are an integral part of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra’s success by providing support to staff, assisting at concerts, and helping with events. Do you have experience playing an instrument? Work our instrument petting zoo showing young children how to hold and play an instrument!

Here’s how you can get involved:


  • Take tickets
  • Hand out programs
  • Work box office or will call
  • Help with the instrument petting zoo


  • Serve on the planning committee
  • Help with set up or break-down
  • Work the check-in area


Office Assistance

  • Assist with mailings
  • Help distribute posters or brochures in the community


To become a volunteer, just fill out the application found here and email to Talia Rodriguez, Director of Patron and Audience Services at talia@fayettevillesymphony.org OR call us at (910)433-4690.



Featured Musician

Barbara Gates – Cello

Barbara-GatesBarbara Salter Gates has been a cellist with the Fayetteville Symphony for over 20 years, serving as Principal for fourteen of those years.  She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from East Carolina University School of Music and a Masters of Library Science degree from NC Central University.  Ms. Gates is a former orchestra director for Cumberland County Schools and a private instructor of cello.  She performs regularly throughout eastern North Carolina as a soloist and chamber musician, most frequently in the Atlantic Beach, Wilson, Rocky Mount, Wilmington and Fayetteville areas. She is a founding member of the Braxton Quartet and a cellist for Elegant Ensembles.  Orchestra Experience includes the East Carolina University Symphony (Principal), Barton Wilson Symphony (Principal), Tar River Philharmonic, and Wilmington Symphony.  By day, Barbara is the Media Specialist at Cape Fear High School and a Technology Instructor for Cumberland County Schools. She currently resides in Eastover with her two sons, Cameron and Ryan.

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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P.O. Box 302
Fayetteville, NC 28302

Office Location:
308 Green St., Suite 200
Fayetteville, NC 28301
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Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra

308 GREEN ST., SUITE 200
Fayetteville, NC 28301


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