FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

Youth Orchestra (FSYO)

Registration is currently closed and will open up again this summer for the fall term. For more information please contact Ms. Linda Lane, Personnel and Education Manager, at operations@fayettevillesymphony.org.

The Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra is for students ages 13-21 in public school, private school, or home school, who have experience playing one of the following instruments:

Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet*, Bassoon, Saxophone*

French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium*, Tuba

Percussion

*Bass Clarinet, Saxophone, & Euphonium Players: Due to the nature of orchestral music, we may not have music for you to participate in full orchestra. However, you will be able to participate in concert band.


Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals are every Sunday at Fayetteville Academy

String Orchestra rehearses from 4pm-4:50pm

Concert Band rehearses from 4pm-4:50pm

Full Orchestra rehearses from 5pm-6pm


Perks of Joining FSYO

Play alongside students from other schools

Receive instruction from professional musicians

Perform a joint concert alongside the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra

Many performance opportunities with members of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra throughout the year.

For any additional questions, read our FAQ section here, or email us at info@fayettevillesymphony.org


May 2020 – Irish Suite, Part I – Leroy Anderson; Adapted by Douglas E. Wagner

April 2020 – Take Five

May 2018 – Theme from Jurassic Park

May 2018 – FSYO Concert Band, Amparita Roca


Meet the Faculty!

Mrs. Laurel Wachtler, String Education Coordinator

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 24th 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 12 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 String Education Coordinator responsible for 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 received start up funding from Cumberland Community Foundation and is Supported By:

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Featured Musician

Mallory Hayes

Mallory Hayes received her Master of Music in Violin Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, studying with Fabian Lopez. She received a graduate assistantship to attend which includes a tuition waiver and a monthly stipend. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree, with a major in Violin Performance, from Converse College where she studied with Sarah Johnson. She attended Converse on the Paddison Music Scholarship, a full comprehensive scholarship, and graduated summa cum laude and with Distinction in Performance, an honor given to one music student awarded unanamously by the music faculty. She is currently a section violinist in the Winston-Salem Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, Fayetteville Symphony, and Carolina Philharmonic, and was the Principal Second Violin of the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. She performed as the first violinist in a group with renowned cellist Lynn Harrel during his residency at UNCG in 2018, performing Brahms Clarinet Quintet. She was a featured soloist with the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra in December 2015 and was named the 2015 Presser Scholar in recognition of outstanding achievement as a music major at Converse College. She won the 2013 Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium Concerto and the 2013 Converse Symphony Orchestra concerto competition, performing the first and second movements of the Barber Violin Concerto, respectively, with the orchestras. She also won the Music Teachers National Association South Carolina State competition in the Young Artist Strings category in 2014 and 2015, going on the compete in the Southern Division competition. Mallory has studied and performed in masterclasses with many notable artists and pedagogues, including Charles Castleman, Mimi Zweig, Aaron Berofsky, James Lyon, Benjamin Sung, Will Fedkenheuer, Janet Sung, Rebecca McFaul, Jonathan Kramer, Vadim Gluzman, Carolyn Huebl, Amy Schwartz Moretti, Violaine Melancon, and Paul Kantor. She has also worked with members of notable string quartets such as the Penderecki Quartet, the Juilliard Quartet, the Beo Quartet, the Shanghai Quartet, the Borromeo Quartet, and the Fry Street Quartet. She received a full scholarship to attend the 2014 Brevard Music Center Festival, performing in the Brevard Music Center Orchestra side by side with renowned concertmasters and musicians Bill Preucil, David Kim, Noah Bendix-Bagley, and accompanying world renowned soloists, most notably Itzhak Perlman.

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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