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Frequently Asked Questions

Who attends FMC?

Campers at FMC are young people who wish to pursue musical excellence while participating in a caring community. They come with a variety of musical experience: some advanced, others near-beginners.  All are committed to work hard on their music and treasured for what they have to share and their capacity to learn and grow.


Enrollment is open to young people ages 10 to 17 of all backgrounds, who have had at least one year of lessons on their chosen instrument, or who have participated in a school band, orchestra or choir program for at least one year.

What's the schedule like?

During the week, campers practice, attend lessons, sing in chorus, play in large and small ensembles and take classes. Evening activities include capture the flag, a dance, outside speakers, visits to the local pool, and other fun activities. Both students and staff perform at weekly recitals and on weekend concerts.

Where is Friends Music Camp located?

Friends Music Camp takes place at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. Earlham College is just over the border from Ohio, south of I-70.

Can FMC accommodate campers with special diets?


Vegetarian and vegan options are available at every meal.  We are able to make limited accommodations for gluten-free diets (please contact us for more information).  We are unable to accommodate more restricted diets.

How do I request more information?

If you'd like more information about FMC, please email us at or call us at (773) 573-9181.  You may also contact us via our contact form.

How do I apply to FMC?

Follow this link to our application page.

What does it cost to attend FMC?

Please follow this link to view our camp tuition.

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