sound relationships
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fALL 2021 PROGRAMS are Continuing in the EMP Theatre

We returned to our regular FOM programming on September 7th at the Eric Martin Theatre (Please use the Fort Street entrance – glass sliding doors). We offer programs in-person with some ZOOM options. Wind Instruments are on ZOOM because masks are mandatory in all our programs.

For the current program calendar and to find out what is on offer this Fall, check out the latest issue of Get the Beat newsletter:


Staff, Instructors and Volunteers are required to be vaccinated by Oct 26, 2021.

We encourage everyone to get fully vaccinated for your safety and the safety of those around you.

Program participants will not be asked for their vaccine status because we are an essential service. Because there is a possibility of unvaccinated participation, everyone must continue to follow our COVID Safety Plan. Masks, distancing and not attending if you are sick, remain mandatory.


FOM Music Society places a high value on making music with our friends. Even more important is the health and safety of our instructors, volunteers and musicians during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Our Health and Safety Plan (PDF):  FOM Covid Health & Safety Plan

What We Do

We offer musical opportunities for persons recovering from mental illness


—we play music

We offer a diverse array of programs that cater to musicians and performers of all skill levels: music lessons for beginners and beyond, drop-in and performance groups including both open-ended and structured ensembles.


— We promote recovery

Making music is a powerful means of relating to others and supporting good mental health. We actively promote music as a vehicle for connection and recovery.  Our programs are an essential part of our member’s recovery plans.


—We reduce barriers

We actively seek to remove financial barriers to accessing supportive mental health programs.  Our supporters make it possible to offer music programs at no charge, with some loaner instruments available.  Low-cost annual memberships are optional.


—we build confidence

Our focus is on people’s abilities, building a sense of purpose, confidence and self-esteem.  Our services are delivered in a manner that promotes hope and optimism, recognizes the worth of each participant, and provides the highest possible quality of life.  


— We foster community

We co-create a safe, supportive, fun and welcoming space for newcomers, existing members and volunteers alike to learn, connect and enjoy making music together!  Everyone has a place here and participants do not need a referral. 


— We Create employment

We undertake initiatives that facilitate employment and recreation opportunities for persons living with mental illnesses.  These initiatives help to improve financial wellbeing through meaningful work and assist those facing barriers to employment.

we gratefully acknowledge our supporters