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FOOTHILLS ACOUSTIC MUSIC INSTITUTE
Status Update re: COVID-19
June 21, 2020
Dear FAMI Community,
The FAMI board has decided to hold another Virtual Open Stage on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm MDT. It will be just like the open stage nights at camp – one song per performer. Join us as an audience member and listen to some FAMI style music or sign-up to be one of the performers. Details can be found on the Open Stage page.
June 12, 2020
Dear FAMI Community,
We hope you are staying safe and well. It has taken much physical and emotional effort to navigate the unusual times we find ourselves in. Our collective efforts have made a difference, as our city and province have eased some restrictions and moved towards a phased re-opening of our economy. For many things, limitations still exist and vigilance is essential to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
With this in mind, the FAMI Board has made the necessary decision to cancel the FAMI August 2020 Instructional Camp. While we are disappointed we will not be gathering in person in August, we know that following the guidance of our governments and health officials is the right thing to do. Additional considerations for our decision included conversations with our partners and a review of the conditions required to ensure the health and safety of our camp attendees.
In May we held our first ever FAMI Online Open Stage. It was wonderful to see members of our community perform and we enjoyed conversing with many of our FAMI friends in the Zoom chat box. We received positive feedback on this event, and are pleased to announce we will be holding another FAMI Online Open Stage on July 11th in the evening. Please watch our FAMI website and Facebook page for additional details, including how you can sign up to perform. We hope you’ll be able to join us!
Please take good care. We hope there’s a way for music to bring you joy and comfort in the weeks to come, and we look forward to the next time we can gather together in person.
The FAMI Board
May 1, 2020
Dear FAMI Community,
We hope you are doing well and have been encouraged by the music in your life during these difficult times.
The FAMI Board has been considering how we might support our FAMI Instructors during the COVID-19 pandemic and have learned a number of our FAMI Instructors are teaching using online resources and wanted to share this with you. A listing is provided, HERE, as service to our community while physical distancing measures related to COVID-19 are in place. Check it out!
Stay Safe & Well
What We Do
FAMI provides musical inspiration, instruction, jam sessions and opportunities to perform and socialize with others who share common musical interests.
FAMI does not distribute or sell email addresses and only sends out occasional general emails to notify people of upcoming events and news.
You may notice registration costs have gone up this year.
This change reflects the increases we continue to experience in operational costs. It also reflects a continued reduction in the public grant money we receive, which in turn reduces the amount of subsidy we can build into the cost of registration for each camp participant.
FAMI is a not-for-profit, volunteer run organization. Providing excellent value for the money you spend to attend camp is top of mind when decisions about registration costs are made. The FAMI Board of Directors is committed to continued diligence and thoughtful decision making in managing our resources with a view to FAMI’s cost-competitiveness and long term sustainability, enabling us to offer FAMI camps for many years to come.
Thank you for your continued support of FAMI and helping to build a community where musicians connect and grow, and music is learned, shared and appreciated at all levels.
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Dear FAMI Community, It is with considerable regret that we announce the cancellation of the FAMI May 2020 Instructional Camp. This decision was made in the clear light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the guidance our governments and health officials have provided. We...
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