FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

Youth Orchestra (FSYO)

NOW ACCEPTING BRASS, STRING, & WOODWIND APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING 2021

Cost to participate for STRINGS & WOODWINDS: $80

Cost to participate for BRASS: $75

For New Participants:

A link for a registration form will be emailed to you once your registration fee has been received. Click the button below to pay your registration fee on our Square site. Scroll down on the page until you see “Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra Spring 2021 Registration” and click on either the String & Woodwind registration ($80) OR Brass registration ($75).

For Returning Students:

Click the link below to pay your Spring 2021 registration fee. Scroll down on the page until you see “Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra Spring 2021 Registration”. Click on either the String & Woodwind registration ($80) OR Brass registration ($75). You will not have to re-submit a registration form for this term.

Rehearsal Schedule:

Rehearsals will begin for STRINGS & WOODWINDS on Saturday, March 6th. Rehearsals will begin for BRASS on Saturday, March 13th. Rehearsals will occur every Saturday through May 1st.

Location: Berean Baptist Church (517 Glensford Drive)

Rehearsals will be 1 hour and will occur at the following times:

  • Brass Ensemble: 9:30am-10:20am
  • Advanced Strings: 10:00am-11:00am
  • Intermediate Strings: 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Woodwinds: 11:00am-12:00pm

To Participate: 

  • Students MUST wear a mask at all times (winds and brass may take off when performing).
  • Students will be in groups of no more than 25, and will be seated socially distanced.
  • No parents allowed inside.
  • Drop off/pick up will be in the back of the church. Pick up MUST be prompt. We cannot monitor students standing around in groups waiting for pick up.
  • Temperatures will be taken as students enter. Total rehearsal times for each group is 1 hour.
  • Students may bring their own stand. Chairs and stands will be wiped down by student at the end of rehearsal.
  • If you are feeling sick, DO NOT COME to rehearsals.

ABOUT

For students ages 13-21 in public school, private school, or home school, who have experience playing one of the following instruments:

Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone

French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba

Percussion

Perks of Joining FSYO

Play alongside students from other schools

Receive instruction from professional musicians

Perform a joint concert alongside the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra

Receive complimentary student tickets to FSO concerts

Many performance opportunities with members of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra throughout the year.

For any additional questions, read our FAQ section here, or email Dr. Larry Wells (FSYO Director and Conductor) at lwells@methodist.edu, or Monica Thiriot (FSYO String Education Coordinator) at education@fayettevillesymphony.org


I’ll Be Bach for Christmas

The Sleigh (A la Russe)

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly: A Merry Fugue

Ding Dong Merrily on High

Trepak

Up on the Housetop

May 2020 – Irish Suite, Part I – Leroy Anderson; Adapted by Douglas E. Wagner

April 2020 – Take Five

May 2018 – Theme from Jurassic Park

May 2018 – FSYO Concert Band, Amparita Roca


Meet the Faculty!

Dr. Larry Wells, FSYO Director and Conductor

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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 holds the Union-Zukowski Endowed Professor of the Fine Arts position at Methodist University as the Professor of Music and the Director of Instrumental Studies/Trumpet. 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 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, Harrison, and Daulton.

Email: lwells@methodist.edu

Mrs. Monica Thiriot, FSYO String Coach

Monica Thiriot, Director of Strings Education 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.

Email: education@fayettevillesymphony.org


FSYO received start up funding from Cumberland Community Foundation and is Supported By:

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Featured Musician

Jessica Miller – Principal Oboe

Jessica Miller holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education with a Performance Certificate from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Music degree in Oboe Performance from Florida State University. Her teachers, respectively, were Rebecca Nagel and Eric Ohlsson. Miller is the Principal Oboist with the Long Bay Symphony in Myrtle Beach, SC, Second Oboe in the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, and a frequent freelance player. Other organizations with which she plays include the Charleston, Augusta, and Hilton Head Symphonies and the South Carolina Philharmonic. While living in Florida, she had the opportunity to perform with the Tallahassee, Pensacola, and Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestras. As well as maintaining an active private studio, Jessica is a faculty member, teaching oboe, at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Coastal Carolina University.  She lives in Myrtle Beach, SC with her husband Robbie and daughter Maggie.

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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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