Important News, Updates, and New Information
FAYM Fall Semester information, updated June 20:
The FAYM teachers have been talking and planning extensively for our fall semester. We have multiple plans ready for fall instruction, with priority given to plans that include in-person instruction and rehearsals. However, we are not making any announcements about our plans at this time, knowing that whatever we choose to do right now could very well change in another month or so. Just as the public schools and colleges don't have definite plans for their instructional procedures, neither are we going to make any decisions right now.
In normal times, we don't register for fall classes any earlier than late July. This year will be no different. And of course, all class registrations will be done online, from this website. Check back often to look for updates, which will be posted on this front page.
At this time, we are not publishing our potential fall class schedule or fall calendar. What you see online is the spring semester schedule, which will remain online as an example for new families to get an idea of how we schedule our classes.
If you are new to the area or new to homeschooling, we would be happy to welcome you to join us for our fall semester! Our major ensembles do not have enrollment limits, but some of our basic skills classes do. When we find that there is more enrollment than expected, we sometimes add extra class sections to accommodate the extra enrollment. It is our intent to be able to welcome as many students as possible in as many classes as possible this fall.
If you have any specific questions about FAYM, music classes or private instruction, or homeschooling in the Fredericksburg area, please email [email protected]
An important message about SmartMusic: Ask your teacher for a class code to connect to your FAYM class on the NEW SmartMusic. Do not try to sign up and pay for the SmartMusic account yourself!
All Band, Orchestra, and Chorus classes use SmartMusic for assignments and grading. Other classes may use it as well, such as Music Theory or Recorder. Please check with your teacher to see if your class will be using the program. As always, the SmartMusic program is not required in order to participate in any class, but is highly recommended as a practice and assessment tool.
Updated June 21, 2020