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FAYM FACTS - Non Profit


FAYM was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the State of Nevada in November 2007 and was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in March 2008

(EIN # 26-1472871). 

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FAYM FACTS - Our Mission


The Mission of the Foundation to Assist Young Musicians (FAYM) is to encourage and support gifted young musicians in (1) early training, (2) advanced study, and (3) professional career development, specifically those who are in need of financial and/or mentoring support up to the age of 26. In addition, an important part of the FAYM mission is to develop programs for the support of needy children in receiving music education.



FAYM keeps administrative costs exceedingly low.   Administrative functions are performed by highly qualified volunteers.  Legal, accounting, and other services are generously donated ‘pro bono’ by experts in their fields.  All classrooms & recital spaces are donated by the City Council of Las Vegas, the Clark County Board of Commissioners, and the Clark County School District.  Contributions, therefore, go directly for scholarship assistance, program support, and teacher wages.

FAYM FACTS - Careers


Apart from funding scholarships and programs, the Foundation plays an active role in promoting the careers of exceptional talents through mentoring, public recitals, and solo guest appearances with symphony orchestras.

FAYM FACTS - Scholarships


To date FAYM has raised over $1,500,000 for scholarships and programs and has helped to secure over $500,000 in scholarship assistance for talented high school and university age musicians from such fine institutions as the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY), the Interlochen Arts Academy (Interlochen, MI), the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Carnegie-Mellon School of Music (Pittsburgh, PA), UNLV School of Music, Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and others.

FAYM FACTS - Our Reach


Since its founding in December 2007, FAYM has received contributions from donors in 31 States & the District of Columbia as well as in Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, East Java, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Poland, Puerto Rico, Sardinia,  Sweden, Switzerland, & the UK.  Due to the generosity of its donors, FAYM has been able to offer instruction to underserved children in Las Vegas as well as provide scholarship aid to very talented young musicians worldwide!

FAYM FACTS - Violins For Kids


In the fall of 2009 FAYM established its “Violins for Kids” project by offering music instruction to inner city children beginning in first grade.  Utilizing concepts drawn from the El Sistema program and the Suzuki Violin Method, FAYM’s “Violins for Kids” is in its fourteenth year and provides 180 youngsters with instruments, materials, two class lessons per week, field trips to concerts, and a week-long Summer Day Camp experience in June.  Parents and siblings are encouraged to attend each lesson and have become enthusiastically committed to making music a valued family activity.  Lessons are currently held at five sites in Las Vegas:  the East LV Community Center, the East Las Vegas Library , the Mariachi Depot, the CCSD Family Center and, on the west side, the Pearson Community Center.

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