sound relationships for mental health

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current programs - 2022

All regular FOM programming takes place at the Eric Martin Pavilion Theatre (Please use the Fort Street entrance – glass sliding doors). We offer most of our programs in a blended format, with in-person and ZOOM options. Wind Instruments are on ZOOM because masks are mandatory in all our programs.


The program calendar for May-June 2022, is now available. It can found inside the latest issue of Get the Beat Newsletter.  We email a copy to all of our active members, and you can pick up a print copy in-person at the EMP Theatre lobby.

Head to our Newsletter page to view and download the current newsletter in PDF:


Staff, Instructors and Volunteers were 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.

Because we are an essential service, we do not require proof of vaccine status from our program participants. The majority of our participants are vaccinated, but please be aware that there is the possibility of unvaccinated participation.  To keep everyone safe and healthy, COVID screening. masking, physical 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

upcoming events:

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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