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Guest Artist - Foster Beyers

Joining us for their first season, Foster Beyers will lead our Wonderland Orchestra as they play the beautiful score of the Nutcracker. Foster is the husband of Christina Chen-Beyers who was our orchestra conductor for 9 seasons. We are excited to have Foster here with us this season to bring the music to life.


The Classic Nutcracker

December 15 & 16 at 7:00pm

December 16 & 17 at 2:00pm

NDSU Festival Concert Hall

Tickets available at fmballet.org/tickets

Foster Beyers

Foster Beyers is the Director of Orchestras and Assistant Professor of Orchestral Conducting at James Madison University where he conducts the Symphony and Chamber Orchestra and leads the Opera each Fall. His duties also include courses in orchestral literature and mentoring of students in the Masters and Doctoral program in Orchestral Conducting. Beyers came to Virginia from Minnesota where he was Director of Orchestras at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.

Beyers is a committed advocate for and partner to music educators at every level. He began his career in the public schools of Green Bay, Wisconsin where he served as Music Director of the Green Bay Symphony Youth Orchestras while also teaching orchestra and band in the Green Bay Public schools for five years.
 As an educator he has conducted the Merit School of Music Symphony Orchestra, Music Institute of Chicago Junior Academy Orchestra and the 2010 Minnesota Middle Level Honors Orchestra as well as numerous regional honors orchestras throughout the Midwest and East. Most recently Mr. Beyers conducted the All-Virginia Orchestra in March of 2019 and the North Carolina Eastern Regional Orchestra in February of 2020.

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