About FAME

Our Statement of Purpose

The Foundation for the Advancement of Music and Education, Inc. (FAME) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation based in Bowie, Maryland. FAME was founded in 2004 on the principle that all children, teens, and young adults, regardless of social and economic need, should have access to quality music and music education as part of their lifelong journey to adulthood. And if given the tools, the power of music which is a key factor to a well-rounded character, will produce a new generation of leaders for our community and for our nation. Our mission is to positively impact the lives of youth through access to quality music, education, programs, and experiences.

Our Belief Statement

We work to accomplish our mission by placing a high value on:

  • • Providing excellent music education
  • • Building cultural awareness
  • • Offering life skills through the arts
  • • Encouraging and nurturing creativity and appreciation in all areas of musicianship
  • • Enhancing lives through quality musical experiences
  • • Providing a safe haven and atmosphere for all students
  • • Inspiring young minds of today to become leaders of tomorrow


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