Supporting 1,200 Prince George’s County students and over 300 in Montgomery County and Alexandria, FAME addresses the need for quality academic and music education. When school closings meant students were asked to complete homework packets with little or no access to their teachers, FAME's team rallied and developed FAME Online Learning: music sectionals, music theory, music workshops, and expanded academic tutoring. Group music instruction moved to individual instruction, stressing peer review, critical listening, advanced ear training, age-specific piano classes, and sessions for advanced students preparing for auditions and college. The most extensive addition has been an online assignment collection that includes parent supervision and engagement. Parents access student submissions for practice assignments, completed homework, both music and academic class agendas, and student performances. Supporting academically promising and musically talented kids in a time of great uncertainty: that's FAME's forte.

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Budget (FY2023)

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  • $1 million to $3 million
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