Music Summer Camps

String Sinfonietta

The String Sinfonietta Summer Camp is a morning day camp for students 13 years and under who play violin, viola, cello, or double bass. The camp is intended for those students who have prior experience participating in their school’s strings program, have been taking private lessons, or have been participating in the Fayetteville Symphony String Sinfonietta.

Who: Students ages 13 and under with some experience playing violin, viola, cello, or double bass

Where: Fayetteville Academy

When: June 17-21, 2024 from 9am-12pm

Registration and Scholarship Deadline: June 10, 2024

Tuition: $250, scholarships available

What to Expect

  • Master Classes with professional Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra musicians
  • Fiddling
  • Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble Classes
  • FUN Music History and Music Theory Class
  • “Snack Time Concert Series” where the students will have the chance to perform for one another, and be able to hear their teachers perform for them as well!
  • Final Concert on the last day of the camp – parents are invited to attend!

Barbara Shipp

Laurel Wachtler

Barbara Shipp, cellist, performs regularly throughout eastern North Carolina as both a soloist and chamber musician. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from East Carolina University and a Master of Library Science degree from NC Central University.  A former orchestra director for Pitt and Cumberland County Schools, she is now a freelance ‘cellist, private instructor of ‘cello, and co-director of Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra and Sinfonietta. Barbara is a member of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Fayetteville Symphony String Quartet, Carolina Philharmonic, Barton Wilson Symphony Orchestra, Crystal Coast Musicians and Elegant Ensembles. She currently resides in Fayetteville with her son, Ryan, and their many rescued pets.

Laurel Wachtler, violinist, hails from New Mexico, where she graduated with a B.S.degree from New Mexico State University. She has played in numerous orchestras while following her Air Force husband’s career, including Phillips Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of Southern Maryland where she was principal second violin. Upon arrival in Fayetteville, Laurel began performing with Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and is in her 25th year. She is a frequent performer with Florence Symphony, Wilmington Symphony, and Carolina Philharmonic. Laurel has been a part of the Snyder Memorial Baptist Church orchestra and The Singing Christmas Tree productions for 13 years. She has maintained an active private studio since 2010 teaching violin and beginning piano. Laurel was the assistant director for FSYO strings and Sinfonietta for four years and has now become the director of Sinfonietta. She is involved with both string youth groups, including summer camps. Outside of music, Laurel’s interests include flying airplanes, scuba diving, hiking, gardening, and singing with The Coventry Carolers. She is also a volunteer tax preparer for AARP’s Tax-Aide program.

FSYO String Music Camp

The Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra Summer String Camp is an individualized focused day camp that offers small ensemble playing opportunities, daily group and individualized instruction, and masterclasses/lectures for instrumental students 13 & above with at least one year experience of playing a string instrument.

Who: Students ages 13+ with at least one year of experience playing violin, viola, cello, or double bass.

Where: Fayetteville Academy

When: June 24-28, 2024 from 9am-2pm

Registration and Scholarship Deadline: June 17, 2024 

Tuition: $300 or $350 with lunch, scholarships available

Regarding Lunch:

The FSO provided lunch will consist of a variety of catered meals from restaurants such as Jimmy Johns, Chick Fil A, Jersey Mike’s, Domino’s, etc. We will accommodate any allergies or dietary preferences as indicated in your registration form.

What to Expect

  • Instruction and coaching with directors and professional musicians of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra
  • Small ensemble playing, to help each individual excel on their instrument while learning to build musicianship by working in a collaborative setting
  • Group discussions on fundamentals, intonation, technique, repertoire, auditions, and much more!
  • Culminating concert on the last day of camp
  • If there are multiple chamber ensembles for a specific camp, placement auditions may be held the first day to determine ensemble placement
  • Music will be distributed the first day of camp

Instructors

Kristin Stiteler

Kristin Stiteler is a native of Ohio and began playing the violin in 3rd grade.  She has taught both band and orchestra classes at all grade levels for over twenty six years in both Ohio and North Carolina.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from The Ohio State University where she studied both violin and jazz saxophone.  She also marched bass drum in The Ohio State University Marching Band, holding the distinction of being the first female bass drum player in the history of the band. Miss Stiteler is an accomplished musician on several instruments and has performed regularly with multiple ensembles.  She has performed with several symphony orchestras in Ohio, North Carolina, and South Carolina since 1997 and she is currently in her 22nd year of playing Viola with the Fayetteville (NC) Symphony Orchestra where she held the position of Principal Violist for several years.

Charles Bossert

Charles “Chuck” Bossert is from Rochester, NY.  He graduated from Ithaca College with Bachelors of Music Degrees in Education and Performance.  While in Ithaca, he studied with Einar “Jeff” Holm.  Other teachers include: Lynn Richmond, Assistant Principal Cellist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Stefan Reuss, Principal Cellist with the RPO and Matt Wexler, SUNY Potsdam.  

 Chuck has taught in the Victor Public School District, Victor, NY and Lower Strings in the Lafayette School Corporation, Lafayette, IN.  In addition, he has performed with the Penfield Symphony and the Chamber Orchestra of Northern New York. 

He currently is the Director of Orchestras at Gray’s Creek Middle and High Schools.  Chuck is an active performer throughout the Carolinas and plays regularly with the Long Bay Symphony, Fayetteville Symphony, Carolina Philharmonic, and Raleigh Symphony.  He also maintains an active private studio where he teaches Cello, Violin, and Double Bass. His students and orchestras have consistently earned superior ratings in solo and ensemble festivals in North Carolina. 

FSYO Band Camp

The Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra Summer Band Camp is an individualized focused day camp that offers small ensemble playing opportunities, daily group and individualized instruction, and masterclasses/lectures for instrumental students 13 & above with at least one year experience of playing a percussion instrument.

Who: Students ages 13+ with at least one year of experience playing French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Euphonium, and Saxophone.

Where: Fayetteville Academy

When: June 10-June 14, 2024 from 9am-2pm

Registration and Scholarship Deadline: June 3, 2024 

Tuition: $300 or $350 with lunch, scholarships available

Regarding Lunch:

The FSO provided lunch will consist of a variety of catered meals from restaurants such as Jimmy Johns, Chick Fil A, Jersey Mike’s, Domino’s, etc. We will accommodate any allergies or dietary preferences as indicated in your registration form.

What to Expect

  • Instruction and coaching with directors and professional musicians of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra
  • Small ensemble playing, to help each individual excel on their instrument while learning to build musicianship by working in a collaborative setting
  • Group discussions on fundamentals, intonation, technique, repertoire, auditions, and much more!
  • Culminating concert on the last day of camp
  • If there are multiple chamber ensembles for a specific camp, placement auditions may be held the first day to determine ensemble placement
  • Music will be distributed the first day of camp

Instructors

Dr. Daniel McCloud

Originally from Gary, Indiana, Dr. Daniel McCloud earned his Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. In 2003 Dr. McCloud earned a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and completed a Doctor of Arts degree in Percussion Performance and Instrumental Conducting from Ball State in 2008.

In addition to university responsibilities, Dr. McCloud serves as an adjudicator, clinician and performer. He has regularly performed with the Kokomo Park Band and Muncie Symphony Orchestra in Indiana, and as Principal Percussionist with the San Angelo Symphony Orchestra in Texas.
In addition to being an active performer and conductor, Dr. McCloud is an active composer and arranger. He has received commissions from the World Saxophone Congress in addition to numerous soloists, band and percussion programs. In 2000, he composed the theme music for a documentary film, “Ed Ball’s Century” for PBS affiliate, WIPB-TV at Ball State University. Dr. McCloud has more than 30 percussion compositions published by Dutch Music Partners. He is an Educational Endorser of Pro-Mark, a prominent percussion company, and is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP); Percussive Arts Society and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Currently, Dr. McCloud is the Director of University Bands at Methodist University. Outside of music, Dr. McCloud enjoys cooking, the occasional weekend warrior activity, and spending time with his wife Sandy and their three sons, Zavier, Zander, and Zane.

Matthew Covington

Matthew Covington’s musical journey began when he was young singing in a youth choir, which continued into his adolescence, and he will still sometimes sing as a second-rate countertenor. He also attended symphony concerts (and rehearsals) where his mom played violin. Upon reaching middle school, he joined band and played… *trumpet.* He switched to the oboe in high school when he joined the Winston-Salem Youth Symphony. His musical journey led him to UNC-Greensboro where he studied with Ashley Barret. Although he didn’t finish his undergraduate education, what he learned at UNCG was invaluable.

Now as a professional, he holds positions with six different organizations (Greensboro Symphony, Carolina Philharmonic, Western Piedmont Symphony, Salisbury Symphony, Fayetteville Symphony, and Piedmont Wind Symphony), plays as a substitute in several more, as well as teaches at The Music Academy of North Carolina.

Featured Musician

Dr. Scott Marosek – Piano

Pianist and educator Scott Marosek has shared his music with audiences in China, Israel, and
throughout the United States, appearing at such venues as Xinghai Hall, the Jerusalem Music
Centre, and the Wilson Center (Wilmington, NC). Recent concerto performances include
Mozart’s Concerto no. 9, Liszt’s Totentanz, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5,
Mozart’s Double Concerto, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. Scott
has performed at conferences presented by the College Music Society, the Society of
Composers, Inc., the North American Saxophone Alliance, the North Carolina Music Teachers
Association, and the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology. He has also performed several
solo recitals sponsored by the Van Cliburn Foundation. As a result of his interest in new music,
he has given premieres of several new works and is co-director of the Cape Fear New Music
Festival.
Scott holds a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of North Texas and a Master of
Music and Bachelor of Music from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of
Music. As a Professor at Methodist University, Dr. Marosek teaches piano and music history. He
spends his summers teaching young pianists at the Methodist University Summer Jam, where he
also works as Assistant Director. He has also taught piano at Southwestern Adventist University
and keyboard classes at the University of North Texas.
Scott lives in Wade, NC with his wife Stephanie and daughter Laurel. His other interests include
guitar, jazz piano, reading, and walking his dog Beatrix. Please visit www.scottmarosek.com for
news about Scott’s upcoming performances and to listen to recordings.

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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