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  • 1. 
    The North Carolina Symphony, dating to 1932, was the first state-supported orchestra in the nation. It was started by what man who also championed the music of our state’s mountain region?
    • A. 

      Lamar Stringfield

    • B. 

      Earl Scruggs

    • C. 

      John Benny Smith

  • 2. 
    The Greensboro Symphony was first formed in the 1920s by musicians at the North Carolina College for Women; it was formally organized at the school in 1939. What is the college known as today?
    • A. 

      UNC-Greensboro

    • B. 

      Peace College

    • C. 

      Limestone College

  • 3. 
    The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra began in 1956 under the motto “To Educate, To Entertain, To Inspire.” The orchestra’s director is Fouad Fakhouri, who is a native of what nation?
    • A. 

      Turkey

    • B. 

      Lebanon

    • C. 

      Afghanistan

  • 4. 
    The Charlotte Symphony, founded in 1932, currently performs around 100 concerts per season, reaching an annual audience of about how many listeners?
    • A. 

      100,000

    • B. 

      125,000

    • C. 

      200,000

  • 5. 
    Organized in 1964, the Western Piedmont Symphony not only performs for audiences but also leads music education programs. The Western Piedmont Symphony is based in what Catawba County city?
    • A. 

      Shelby

    • B. 

      Hickory

    • C. 

      Rutherfordton

  • 6. 
    The Asheville Symphony started in 1960 as a volunteer ensemble. Today, its home venue is named for what famous local author?
    • A. 

      F. Scott Fitzgerald

    • B. 

      Carl Sandburg

    • C. 

      Thomas Wolfe

  • 7. 
    The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra is in its 42nd year of performing; its conductor, Dr. Steven Errante, has been on the podium for 27 years. Errante is also a music professor at what school?
    • A. 

      UNC Wilmington

    • B. 

      Cape Fear Community College

    • C. 

      Shaw University

  • 8. 
    The Watauga Community Band, an all-volunteer ensemble that includes locals and Appalachian State University students, is based in Boone. The group usually meets in what 90,000-square-foot building, also home to the Hayes School of Music?
    • A. 

      Broyhill Music Center

    • B. 

      Broyhill Hall

    • C. 

      Broyhill Auditorium

  • 9. 
    The Salisbury Symphony Orchestra was the idea of Livingstone College’s sixth president, Dr. Samuel Duncan, with help from Catawba College president Dr. Donald Dearborn. In 1967 the orchestra played its first concert at what Catawba College facility?
    • A. 

      Salisbury Hall

    • B. 

      Rowan Music Center

    • C. 

      Keppel Auditorium

  • 10. 
    The Tar River Orchestra and Chorus dates to 1986 and includes both adult and children’s choruses, youth strings, and symphonic and swing band ensembles. The organization is based in what city near I-95 in Edgecombe and Nash counties?
    • A. 

      Pinetops

    • B. 

      Rocky Mount

    • C. 

      Tarboro