String Sinfonietta

Registration Now Open for the 2021-2022 School Year!

First Rehearsal: Monday, September 20, 2021 @ 6pm-7pm

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

String Sinfonietta is a string orchestra ensemble for students 12 and under who have some experience playing string instruments. This ensemble provides students the opportunity to excel in a collaborative setting with weekly rehearsals, coaching, and masterclasses by professional FSO musicians.

COVID-19 Safety and Precautions

We are continually monitoring the latest recommendations by the CDC and the state of North Carolina to keep you and your children safe and comfortable. The necessary safety measures will be updated as necessary. Currently, masks are required for everyone participating in String Sinfonietta due to the requirements placed by the venue. Hand sanitizer will be available, and seats will be wiped down before and after rehearsals. We will also conduct temperature checks upon arrival for rehearsals.

In addition to the above, we also ask that any student stay home if they do not feel well. Students and/or parents must communicate with the appropriate faculty of String Sinfonietta to let us know the student is not attending rehearsal.

If a student has been exposed to someone else who has COVID-19, they will be required to to stay home for a minimum of 14 days and must notify the faculty of String Sinfonietta when they were exposed and if they had attended rehearsal during the exposure window.

If a student tests positive for COVID-19, we will also require that the student stay home and they may not attend rehearsal again until they have been symptom free for a minimum of 10 days.

Any updates to procedures will be posted on the website and communicated via email.

How to Register

Please fill out the registration form by Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Once we receive your registration form, an FSO Staff member will then email you a link to pay your tuition online. If you choose to apply for financial aid, the link for the financial aid application will then be emailed to you at that time.

Tuition is $200 for the school year. You may choose to pay the year in full by October 1, 2021, or pay in two installments: $100 on or before October 1, 2021 and $100 on or before January 7, 2022.

Rehearsal Schedule

String Sinfonietta will meet every Monday from 6pm-7pm at Fayetteville Academy.

For questions or more information, contact us at info@fayettevillesymphony.org

About The Director:

Laurel Wachtler, String Education Coordinator: Laurel Wachtler, violinist, has taught private lessons for eight years in her private studio, as well as Snyder Music Academy, and Edwards Music. She has been the instructor for the violin classes at First Impressions Academy for three years. Her students have participated in the Middle School Youth Orchestra (MSYO), Cumberland County Youth Orchestra (CCYO), Junior Eastern Regionals (JERO), as well as the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra. Several students were selected for the finals and have won prizes in the Kiwanis Talent Show.


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Laura Eis – Violin

Laura Eis earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Susquehanna University in 2001. She received a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy and a Certificate of Advanced Performance Studies in viola from East Carolina University in 2008 and 2009 respectively. Currently Ms. Eis is a member of the Fayetteville Symphony, the Wilson Symphony, and concertmaster of the Pitt Community College Orchestra. She has been the assistant director for the North Carolina Suzuki Institute since 2007 and is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and treasurer of the North Carolina and Eastern North Carolina Suzuki Associations. Ms. Eis maintains a private violin and viola studio in Greenville, NC, and is an adjunct faculty member at Fayetteville State University, Methodist University, and Pitt Community College.

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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