Student Experience


We believe that performance is at the core of a musician's education. Students at FCMF experience a rigorous yet supportive learning environment that culminates in numerous opportunities to perform for each other and for the public. To get the most out of these opportunities, students receive coachings for several hours each day, as well as participate in sessions that explore music from every angle. Our students learn from each other, and make friendships that last a lifetime. 


FCMF faculty give students historical and musical foundations for understanding and preparing their performance pieces.


In learning repertoire and preparing for performance, students learn how to effectively express their ideas, collaborate, and compromise.


Masterclasses give ensembles a chance to perform and get instant feedback from facuty on how to improve their performance.