Board and Staff

Board of Directors

Zach Pritchett, Board Chairman

Lou Brooks, Vice Board Chair

Rhonda Haskins, Treasurer

Dwight Smith, Secretary

Savanna Samuelian, Recording Secretary

Carrie Sacco Callahan | Brenda DePaola | Doug Stephens | Maria Villena | John Turner

Manisha Devasthali | Patrick Leclair  | Martha Lerario  | Winnie Grannis | Patti Carlin Monroe | Phillip Hendrick

Musician Representatives on the Board

Warren Ferguson | Laurel Wachtler


Stefan Sanders, Music Director


Julia Atkins, Interim Executive Director


Laurel Wachtler, String Education Coordinator


Anna Meyer, Community Engagement Manager


Stuart McLemore, Music Librarian


Linda Lane, Personnel and Education Manager


Featured Musician

Nathan Olawsky – Second Clarinet

Nathan grew up on his family’s farm in rural South Dakota and was introduced to North Carolina when he attended the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College in MN and a Master’s from UNC Greensboro, both in clarinet performance.  Nathan has performed with the Winston Salem Symphony, Raleigh Civic Symphony, as a guest artist at the 2005 International Clarinet Association Conference in Tokyo and plays with several community groups in the Triangle.  He currently works for WUNC public radio in Chapel Hill, specializing in database management and human resources.


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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