Auditions and Employment


Auditions have been completed for the 2022-2023 season. For information on future auditions or our substitute list, please contact Linda Lane, Personnel & Education Manager, at operations@fayettevillesymphony.org.


Youth Orchestra Director

ROLE: Reports to the FSO Executive Director and supervises all artistic operations of the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra. This is a part-time position with an anticipated start date of August 15, 2022. The salary range for this position is $9,000-$12,000 to commensurate with experience. 

POSITION: The Youth Orchestra Director holds primary responsibility for the following: maintaining the artistic integrity of the FSYO, conducting the FSYO at rehearsals and performances, supporting and advising section coaches, selecting music to be performed, and leading seating auditions. Additionally, the Youth Orchestra Director is responsible for developing and executing a student recruitment plan and building relationships with local education stakeholders. The Youth Orchestra Director works closely with the Board of Directors, Education Manager, and FSO Music Director. 


  • Conducts and plans all rehearsals and concerts for the FSYO. 
  • In collaboration with the String Education Coordinator and Education Manager, selects music for FSYO. 
  • Conducts auditions and helps determine seating alongside the String Education Coordinator within each section of the FSYO. 
  • Selects, supports, and advises all section coaches.
  • Builds relationships with local education stakeholders such as school music instructors, private music instructors, and music schools to promote collaboration and excitement about the FSYO.
  • Develops and maintains the total artistic and educational quality of the FSYO.
  • Develops and executes a student recruitment plan to increase enrollment.  
  • Attends Board meetings and provides reports on the activities of the FSYO. 


  • Demonstrated excellent musicianship and artistry as a conductor and educator
  • A strong understanding of youth orchestra repertoire
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with different groups such as colleagues, parents, students, and the general public.
  • Bachelor’s degree in performance or music education preferred


  • The FSYO rehearses on Sundays from 4:00-6:00pm from September-May. 
  • The FSYO typically performs three concerts: one in December, one in May, and one side-by-side performance with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra.
  • There is a possible one-week FSYO Summer Camp commitment 

APPLICATION: Please send a cover letter and resume to Anna Meyer, Interim Executive Director, ameyer@fayettevillesymphony.org. Applications should be received no later than August 1, 2022.

STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION: The FSO is committed to equity, inclusion, non-discrimination, and it is our policy and goal to promote the inclusion and engagement of the residents of Fayetteville and across eastern NC to protect all classes of people, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, cultural background and experiences, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, socio-economic status, physical and mental ability, and religion in all aspects of employment.

Featured Musician

Sarah Busman – Principal Flute

Sarah Busman is the principal flutist of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. She is the Arts Education Manager for the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, where her primary initiatives are the Artists In Schools granting programs and Mini Grants. Prior to working at the Arts Council, Sarah taught at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke for 9 years, graduating many wonderful flutists, teachers, and scholars. She is the founder of Darkwater Festival, which celebrates women in music through scholarship, performance, and new music. Sarah holds a BM from Middle Tennessee State University and an MM from the Peabody Conservatory of Music. She lives in Fayetteville, NC with her husband and music nerd Joshua Busman, her two little boys, Arthur and Simon, and her tripod hound dog Foster.

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.

This organization is supported in part by a space grant from the BB&T Term Endowment of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

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