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BIOs for Fortissimo - String Orchestra

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Fortissimo, a junior string orchestra,
was founded the fall of 2013. New
students are accepted each January
and August.  Learn more

Thoughts on the Arts
The role of the arts in communicating
truth has been much debated over the
years in Christian circles. Colin
Harbinson in his article  “Art and
Revelation” provides an insightful look at
this issue; “Art is at its best when it
uncovers what familiarity has concealed,
and opens us up to a fresh perspective
on truth-the truth about any subject. 
This would strongly suggest that artistic
expression, at its best, is compatible
with God’s way of revealing truth to
man.” Read article
David Shannon:
Founder and Conductor of Fortissimo; BA Music Education,
McNeese State University, emphasis trumpet and violin; high school and junior
high band instructor three years; music/choir director at several churches;
founding director of the former Peach State Symphony; conducted the
“Messiah Sing-along” at First Presbyterian Church (PTC) for seven years;
assembled and conducted the orchestra for the “Fayette Festival of Carols,” a
joint effort with other local music ensembles; periodically assists with Fayette
Fiddler concerts; currently plays with Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church

Kay Fry:
Assistant; BA, Columbia International University; founder and director
of Fayette Fiddlers since 1992; over 25 years experience teaching violin;
former member of the Jacksonville Symphony and Columbia Philharmonic;
certified by the Suzuki Association of the Americas in repertoire and training
for teaching children ages three and older.

Jeanne Blood:
Assistant; a certified Suzuki instructor, member of the Suzuki
Association of the Americas; a local private instructor since 1966; taught 5th
grade strings in the Fayette County school system for over ten years; a
member of various community orchestras in this country and Europe to
include Georgia, North Carolina, and Frankfurt, Germany.