FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

Musicians

Violin I

Dr. Fabián López, Concertmaster | Will Gillis Military Appreciation Chair

Megan Kenny, Associate Concertmaster

Andrew Licht

Nathan Southwick

Holland Phillips

Jayon Felizarta

Violin II

Anne Leyland, Principal

Randolyn Emerson

Laura Eis

Laurel Wachtler

Jessica Caviness Leroy Anderson Chair for the Last Chair in Second Violins

Viola

Dr. Clark Spencer, Principal | Principal Viola Endowed Chair

David Phillips | Dr. Glen Keeney Memorial Chair

Kristin Stiteler

Warren Ferguson

Dennis Malloy

Lilian-Terri Dahlenburg

Cello

Nate Leyland, Principal | The Carlos Zukowski Memorial Endowment

Jesse Smith | The Deborah and Walter Greene Chair

Ariana Dewar

Ching-Hung Chen

Paul Kirkpatrick

Barbara Shipp

Bass

Rebecca Marland, Principal Bass

Stuart McLemore | William F. Grimes and Frances Loy Grimes Chair

Andrew Beach

Susana Obando-Barquero

Woodwinds

Sarah Busman, Principal Flute | Barbara Terry Chair

Linda Lane, Second Flute

Alison Mossey, Third Flute/Piccolo

Jessica Miller, Principal Oboe | Grace Butler Keith Chair

Ronnal Ford II, Second Oboe/English Horn

Matthew Covington, Third Oboe

Joshua Bottoms, Principal Clarinet

Nathan Miller-Olawsky, Second Clarinet | Michael and Lynette Green Chair

Dr. Catherine Keen Hock, Third Clarinet/Bass Clarinet

Patrick Herring, Principal Bassoon

Dr. Rebecca Libera, Second Bassoon

Cory Jones, Third Bassoon/Contrabassoon

Brass

Steve Skillman, Principal Horn | Robert Drake Chair

Alex Williams, Second Horn

Bill Tyler, Third Horn

Mark Jones, Fourth Horn

Avery Blegen, Fifth Horn

Dr. Timothy Altman, Principal Trumpet | Susan and Richard Shereff Chair

Dean Oaks, Second Trumpet | The Marion Cusak Vonnegut & Norbert Josef Vonnegut Chair

 Third Trumpet

Jesse Rackley III, Principal Trombone

Dr. Chad Horsley, Second Trombone

Matthew Parunak, Bass Trombone

Jarrod Williams and Nicholas Psihountas, Acting Principal Tuba | Phoebe Edna Williams Curl Chair

Percussion

Stephanie Wilson, Principal Timpani

Victoria Nelson, Principal Percussion

Dr. Daniel McCloud

Dr. Quintin Mallette

Dr. Joseph VanHassel

Levi Cull

Harp

Winifred Garrett

Piano

Dr. Scott MarosekPrincipal Piano Endowed Chair

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Featured Musician

Matthew Parunak – Bass Trombone

Matthew Parunak is a professional music arranger, visual designer, and trombonist from Chapel Hill, NC. Currently, he serves as music director for Orquesta K’Che Salsa band, bass trombonist for the Durham Symphony Orchestra under Maestro William Curry, and assistant band director at Jordan High School in Durham, NC. Matthew also serves as adjunct faculty at Elon University in Music Education, as well as brass staff with the University of North Carolina Marching Tar Heels.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Tuba Performance in 2008 and his Master’s Degree in Arts and Teaching in 2009, both from UNC-Chapel Hill. From 2009-2012, Matthew was the Director of Bands at Forbush High School and Forbush Middle School, where his marching and concert bands received consistent Superior and Excellence ratings.  As an active arranger and clinician, he has written more than 50 marching band shows for bands across the state of North Carolina, while consulting with many band programs across the state of North Carolina. Joanna Ross Hersey, former prinicpal tubist of the United States Coast Guard Band, commissioned Matthew to write an original theme and variations piece for solo tuba and wind ensemble. It was premiered in November of 2016 by the ECU Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Scott Carter.

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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