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Tue, Jan 10

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Fredericksburg United Methodist Church

FMA Academy Classes

Quality musical training for kids of the extended Fredericksburg community through the Fredericksburg Music Academy (FMA). Tuesday Academy classes will include music theory, singing, and instrumental training.

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FMA Academy Classes
FMA Academy Classes

Time & Location

Jan 10, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 Llano St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, USA

About the event

Academy classes are group classes offered Tuesdays after school (3:30pm with school pick-up upon request) until 5:30pm. The tuition fee is $50 per month or $200 per semester per student. Tuesday Academy classes will include music theory, singing, and instrumental training for K-2nd and Music Theory and singing classes for 3rd through 5th grades. Please note the Academy classes are for students not participating in FMA STUDIOS (aka private music lessons).  

For the past 12 years, FMA partners with the Hill Country Youth Orchestra program. FMA’s partnership with the HCYO has brought huge opportunities to students to be part of a very large orchestra program that otherwise wouldn’t be available to community students. Many former students earn scholarships and admittance to universities of their choice by participating in our program.

To sign up contact Don Doss, Director of Music at Don@FredUMC.org

HISTORY:

For the past 14 years FMA has taught music education to the children of our community in two primary ways:  1. By teaching students to learn how to read music and understand music theory. 2. By educating and teaching how to sing or play individually and in a group ensemble.

What began as a small children’s music group has grown into a 70+ student program in a total music education experience through singing, instrument training, and music theory. It is FMA’s goal to serve the families of our community by offering superb musical training and to provide opportunities to play and perform with other musicians as well.

As we build our academy again stronger than before, we hope to once again send our FMA Choir and possibly choral ensemble to a fun location at the end of the spring semester where they can perform, be adjudicated based on performance, and receive an award for their work as previous years. For the last 6 years the FMA choir has participated we received the superior First Place trophy at the Pride of Texas Music Festival at Sea World and the Schlitterbahn Sound Waves Festival. Students that participate in these occasions will always remember the performances and the recognition for working together for a common goal. The FMA also performs at venues within the community that allow students to sing and play in front of friends and family, including worship services in front of a large congregation at FUMC and community Christmas performances.

We are blessed here in Fredericksburg to have some of the most incredibly qualified musicians and instructors that work through the FMA providing instruction in all instruments including piano, voice, guitar, violin, flute, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, sax, and any/all band or orchestra instruments. If the group Academy classes do not fit your schedule, we also offer FMA STUDIOS (private lessons for both children or adults) which can be accommodated to fit you or your child's schedule.

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