Maryland's premiere string youth orchestra
For 30 years, F.A.M.E. has brought together young string players from a variety of backgrounds with harmony of interest, purpose, commitment, and community service to make incredible music far beyond their years.
Musical training and the study of string orchestra and chamber repertoire are offered in a stimulating, supportive, and non-competitive atmosphere. Current members figure prominently in All County and All State festivals, and alumni have gone on to attend prestigious conservatories and music schools accross the country. Places of worship, schools, civic organizations, senior citizens, and other groups benefit from their individual and small ensemble performances fostered by the F.A.M.E. experience.
The orchestra serves the entire Baltimore metropolitan area, as well as the surrounding counties and southern Pennsylvania. It is open to students from grades 7 through 12 by audition each September and January.