FMC Online 2020

We want to stay connected with you in this year when we can't have FMC in person.  A group of current and former FMC staff have come together to offer classes, lessons and other activities in an online format.  

Click here to register for FMC Online

What are we offering?

Classes: 30 minute classes that meet at set times twice per week


Songwriting with Rory Papania (T/TH 11 a.m. Eastern)

Acting in Scenes and Plays with Avery Whitted (T/TH 1 p.m. Eastern)

Jazz Improvisation with Martha Hyde (T/TH 4:15 p.m. Eastern)

20th and 21st Century Classical Music with Michael Mikulka (M/W 3 p.m. Eastern)

Learn more about each class here.

Lessons: 40 minute twice weekly lessons in 19 different instruments.  Lesson times are set by mutual agreement between camper families and teachers.  Campers who participate in lessons have the opportunity to perform in recitals Sundays at 2 p.m. July 19, 26 and August 2.

Learn more about lesson teachers, what instruments they teach and lesson requirements here.

Activities and Events including camper, staff and alumni concerts, games, discussions and collections.  FMC dorm staff (Corrie Van Ausdal, Margaret McCarthy, Aza Hurwitz, Carl Whitted, Avery Whitted, Eli King) will lead activity sessions every Wednesday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Eastern.  Chuck Fager will join us one evening to read his Quaker ghost stories!

You can participate in as much or as little as you wish for 2, 3 or 4 weeks!

What is the cost?

We've kept tuition as low as possible, and you only pay for the classes and lessons you sign up for.  Activities and events outside of these are free of charge.  If you donated your deposit to FMC earlier this year, you will receive a credit for that amount towards any lessons and classes you choose.

Two weeks
    Lessons: 4 lessons w/same teacher $120
    Classes: each class $20


Three weeks
    Lessons: 6 lessons w/same teacher $180
    Classes - each class $30


Four weeks
    Lessons: 8 lessons (2/week) with 1 teacher OR 4 lessons (1/week) with 2 teachers $240
    Classes: each class $40

Other information

Things to consider when signing up for lessons and classes:

What device will you use for online access (phone, tablet, etc.)?  

Do you have access to a suitably fast internet connection, and how many others in your household will need to use it at the same time?  

All of our activities involve making sound!  Do you have a space in your home where you can participate without disturbing others, and where noise from others’ activities won’t disturb your lesson or class?

Most lessons and classes will use Zoom and have been designed to make use of Zoom's free access.  You will not need a paid account to participate.

Lesson teachers will set up times with camper families individually.  Once a lesson is scheduled, if a camper misses a lesson it will not be made up.  Any lessons missed by the teacher will be made up.

Class teachers will contact campers to set up the platform for their class and gather any class-specific information they need.

Campers may withdraw from lessons and/or classes anytime during the first week and receive a refund of their fees for those activities.

Click here to register for FMC Online

7409 N. Greenview Ave. 2E

Chicago, IL 60626-1918

(773) 573-9181

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