Faith Alessio Foster was born in Ann Arbor, MI and began playing viola in 6th grade, switching to violin in order to round out a string quartet with her siblings. She held the position of assistant conductor for the two orchestras at UNCC during her final year. After graduating with a B.M. in Violin Performance, she completed her M.M. in Orchestral Conducting at the University of South Carolina.
Ms. Foster has been a section violinist and violist in several orchestras across the country. She has also performed internationally as a chamber musician, performing with an experimental ensemble in England, Scotland and New Zealand. Her current conducting positions include principal conductor of both the Columbia Community Orchestra and the Gaston String Orchestra, as well as the Repertory group of the SC Phil Youth Orchestras.
- Music Director/Conductor (Baton)
- Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
- Violin - fiddle