Board and Staff

Board of Directors

Lou Brooks and Savanna Samuelian, Board Chairs 

Doug Stephens, Vice Board Chair

Rhonda Haskins, Treasurer

Phil Hedrick, Secretary

Carrie Sacco Callahan | Brenda DePaola | John Turner | Zach Pritchett

Manisha Devasthali | Patti Carlin Monroe |

Musician Representatives on the Board

Warren Ferguson | Laurel Wachtler


Stefan Sanders, Music Director


Anna Meyer, Interim Executive Director


Meghan Woolbright, Marketing & Office Manager


Linda Lane, Personnel and Education Manager


Stuart McLemore, Music Librarian


Laurel Wachtler, String Sinfonietta Director and FSYO Upper Strings Coach


Kristin Stiteler, Youth Orchestra Director


Tim Parsons, Youth Band Director


Barbara Gates, Lower Strings Coach



Abby Williams, Operations Intern


Aubrey Davidson, Education Intern


Keegan Foyles, Community Engagement Intern


Featured Musician

Nathan Miller-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 Opera Wilmington, the Winston Salem Symphony, Carolina Philharmonic, Raleigh Civic Symphony, and as a guest artist at the 2005 International Clarinet Association Conference in Tokyo. He has been a member of the Fayetteville Symphony since 2011 and is also a member of the Triangle Pride Band. Nathan resides in Durham and works at UNC Chapel Hill as a database analyst.

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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