Chamber Music Competition Photo 3

Chamber Music Competition Photo 3 Chamber Music Competition Photo 3

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Chamber Music Competition Photo 2 Chamber Music Competition Photo 2

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2017 Summer Finale Concert

2017 Summer Finale Concert


Sunday, July 30
3:00 PM
Kellett Chapel
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Road NW
Atlanta, GA

Free and open to the public

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What’s Happening at FPCM

2017 Community Concerts

Please join us for our 2017 Community Concerts!

Wednesday, July 26
3:30 PM
Mt. Vernon Towers – Sunroom
300 Johnson Ferry Road
Sandy Springs, GA
Free and open to the public

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Masterclass with Stephen Majeske

Stephen Majeske came as our masterclass artist (July 24) and inspired everyone!

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Masterclass with Tom Key

Tom Key, well known actor and Artistic Director of Theatrical Outfit, worked with our students at the Pond today. He was absolutely fabulous and the kids seemed to have a good time. By the end of the masterclass, they were speaking with infinitely more self-assurance and not as shy about doing it. He worked on breathing, showing their own personality when they speak, looking people in the eye, and speaking so they can be heard.

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We’re having a blast this summer!

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BRAVO to all our Competition winners!

The list is posted on our Competition page. All fifteen groups who competed sounded wonderful in Spivey Hall and showed off the huge amount of work it took to produce that high quality. The joy is in the process as well as the final presentation. Thank you to each one of the students for sharing your talent. Whether you won or not, your groups made wonderful music and gave to the world, at that time and place, a work of art that can’t be duplicated, even by you! Thank you also to the coaches and parents who worked with and supported these students. We hope those of you who can will work with your groups or form new groups to compete again in 2018 on Memorial Day weekend.

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1st Annual Georgia Chamber Music Competition

Enjoy photos from our incredible 1st Annual Chamber Music Competition at Spivey Hall!

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Fall Into Spring Finale Concert

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January House Concert

One of our biggest joys is performing in a home. After all, that’s what “chamber” music was written for! In January, Jerry and Peggy Stapleton were gracious hosts to over 100 people, most of whom were new to Franklin Pond! We were thrilled that so many gathered to hear the Franklin Pond Quartet (all Franklin Pond faculty and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians) and a student piano quintet from our Fall Into Spring program. Rusty Paul, mayor of Sandy Springs, came and spoke about the new Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center. Good music, good people, and good wine made for a delightful and rewarding afternoon.
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A Visit from Rusty Paul, Mayor of Sandy Springs

Mayor of Sandy Springs, Rusty Paul, speaks about the new Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center.

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February Star Violinist of the Month

Congratulations, Annabelle! Beauty, brains, AND talent.

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Masterclass with Connie Heard

We were very fortunate that Connie Heard, violinist with Blair Quartet at Vanderbilt University, came down from Nashville to work with our Fall Into Spring groups! She worked with all five groups, and many parents came to listen. Another great afternoon!
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2017 Eurhythmics Classes

Students and teachers enjoyed Eurhythmics classes taught by Brian Sweigart, who teaches Eurhythmics at Cleveland Institute of Music.

Eurhythmics teaches concepts of rhythm, structure, and musical expression through movement. It is a required course in many music schools and students really enjoy it. These classes help musicians feel strong rhythm through their whole body, which is essential to good practice and performance.
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