FAME Summer Programs FACT SHEET

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FAME is conducting two summer music technology programs: Summer Music Technology at the University of Maryland School of Music; and Beats Books & Hooks at Dr. Henry Wise High School. The programs are designed to prepare rising 7th through 12th graders for successful futures by fostering the development of proficiency in computer technology, increased proficiency in music, including voice, critical thinking skills, and academic enrichment. The program is delivered in state of the art classrooms and recording studios. Participants learn the basics of music production software and hardware found in professional recording studios around the world. Students will compose music using various digital audio workstations, and gain understanding of the basics of audio recording and manipulating digital audio. Industry standard software such as ProTools, Digital Performer, Reason, Sibelius and Garage Band will be utilized.

Students will produce finished CD and MP3 files to share digitally and publish online. They will learn how to properly use social media and other online tools to market their music. Each student’s performance will be assessed daily and feedback provided to student and parents. The small class size allows students ample one on one time to address individual needs and caters to students’ interests and specializations. Each day includes training on specific software, hardware, and skills, as well as open composition time, in which students put their new knowledge to use via creative projects. Additionally, students receive information on building a college portfolio, study skills, teambuilding and written and verbal skills. The training transcends beyond occupations, helping them gain skills for advanced placement in schools and employment, as well as inspiring them to achieve.

Sessions include discussions with some of the area’s top music studio engineers, executives or recording artists on career and employment opportunities in music and music technology, and basic legal aspects of the industry. The program culminates with a showcase of the students’ creative projects, and they receive a certificate of completion.


 Increased self-confidence and interpersonal collaborative skills

 Increased functional knowledge of musical form and theory

 Acquisition and mastery of new technical skills via hands-on experience with

a diverse suite of software and hardware

 Increased enthusiasm for music, as a music student, music consumer, hobbyist,

or even career paths in music production

INSTRUCTORS FAME Program Directors are Professor William Evans and Dr. Gilbert Pryor, Jr. Both are highly respected and recognized music educators, professional musicians and music technology experts. They are supported by a team of accomplished music teachers, musicians and studio engineers.

FEES & SCHOLARSHIPS: See the fee structure on the website. Fees are due with the application. Limited scholarships are available for all or part of the fee in cases of genuine need. For scholarship consideration, complete the “Financial Aid Request Form” and return it with your application.


• Course materials

• Instruction from expertly trained instructors & visiting experts

• Exposure to college campus life

• Certificate of Completion which can be used for college portfolios, internships and jobs

• An opportunity to network with other talented youth musicians

• Daily lunch and snacks

• Access to campus shuttle service


The following are some frequently asked questions regarding our programs. If you cannot find the answer to your question, or would like to speak with someone in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

What is the application closing date? Applications close on May 6, 2017.


How do I apply/enroll in a FAME Summer Program: To be eligible, you must be a rising 7th through 12th grade student. Complete the application process online. A complete application includes an application form and payment. Submit a financial aid form if financial aid is being requested.

What are the session hours? All sessions are held on Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

What does my child need to bring to camp? An identification card and a healthy attitude for learning!

What is FAME’s refund policy? Please see “Policies” below.

How will my registration be confirmed? You will receive a confirmation email and letter with directions and more.

Is there an orientation session? Yes, Orientation will take place on the first day of each camp session. Parents & Guardians are encouraged to attend.


Refund Policy: A written statement requesting cancellation of the student’s registration is required. Cancellation requests due to illness or accident require a physician’s written verification. Upon receipt of verification, FAME will issue a refund, less a $75 administrative fee. In all other instances: Cancellations received up to one month prior to the program start date will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received less than one month prior to the program start date are not eligible for refunds.

Reporting Illnesses & Absences: FAME should be notified by phone 301-805-5358 or email info@fameorg.org if a child is ill, or will be absent from camp.

Disciplinary Matters: All participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times while attending the program. The following guidelines are designed to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.

Participants shall: 

1. Show respect to all participants and staff and show respect for program rules and equipment.

2. Take direction from program staff.

3. Refrain from bullying, and using abusive or foul language.

4. Refrain from causing bodily harm to self, other participants, or program staff.

5. Refrain from damaging equipment, supplies, and facilities.

FAME reserves the right to dismiss any child, at any time, due to circumstances that indicate the child’s needs may no longer be met or the child is not a good fit for our program. This will occur without a refund (or portion thereof) or credit towards a future program. This will occur only after parent/staff discussion has occurred.

Attire: All participants should dress appropriately for the weather and a classroom setting.

Attendance: All participants are expected to attend all classes. If you are unable to attend class, we request that you notify us prior to class. Participants are required to arrive to sessions on time each day. Sessions end promptly at 4PM. Parents and/or designee are responsible for ensuring that students are picked up on-time daily.

Cell Phones: Cell phones are not to be used during the training session, they may however be used during breaks.

FAME – Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education, Inc. 

Mailing Address: P O Box 2228, Bowie, MD 20718-2228

Programming Office: 9701 Apollo Drive, Suite 221, Largo, MD 20774

Telephone: 301-805-5358 Email: info@fameorg.org • Website: www.FAMEORG.org

Mission: To positively impact the lives of youth through access to quality music, education, programs, and experiences. 


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