Labor Day String Festival 2014

The Labor Day String Festival was a fun and busy day! Students and parents, many new to FP,… [more]

Labor Day String Festival 2014 Labor Day String Festival 2014

Final Concert Photos!

Wow! What an amazing concert! For those unlucky folks who missed the chamber music extravaganza,… [more]

Final Concert Photos! Final Concert Photos!

Outreach Concerts About to Begin!

The chamber groups are hard at work getting ready for the upcoming outreach concerts, which… [more]

Outreach Concerts About to Begin! Outreach Concerts About to Begin!

Student wins ASO Composition Contest!

Franklin Pond student, cellist and composer, Mason Johnston has just won the 2014 Atlanta… [more]

Student wins ASO Composition Contest! Student wins ASO Composition Contest!

July 1, 2014: Franklin Pond Quartet concert

Tuesday, July 1, 7:30 in Barnwell Chapel. The Franklin Pond Quartet will open the concert… [more]

July 1, 2014: Franklin Pond Quartet concert July 1, 2014: Franklin Pond Quartet concert

Program Deadlines!

2015 Summer and College Deadlines Approaching!

Web College FestivalJoin Franklin Pond Summer 2015 as part of our annual Summer Program or College Festival!

Highlights include a retreat to Berry College, coaches from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, master classes with guest artists from all over the U.S., and numerous concerts!

Applications and information are available now.

Summer Program

College Festival

What’s Happening at FPCM

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MLK Day Annual Teacher Workshop and Masterclass with Melissa Kraut

All school and private teachers were invited to the Pond for a free teacher workshop and lunch with Melissa Kraut, well known pedagogue on the cello faculty of Cleveland Institute of Music.  Melissa heard three students and everyone benefited from her great teaching … [Read More...]

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January 3, 2015: Alumni perform at ATL Symphony Musicians Appreciation Concert

Five of our Franklin Pond/Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra alumni -- Lee Sheehan, Olivia Holladay, Patrick Shelc, Drew Forde, and Brandon Hou -- plus 6 other ASYO alums, played in a FABULOUS concert.  They collaborated with ASO musicians Jay Christy and David Coucheron and … [Read More...]

Jessica Oudin --front, middle -- with members of the Minnesota Orchestra

Lockout News

As everyone probably knows by now, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians were locked out for the first 9 weeks of their season.  Although the orchestra was idle, the musicians were not.  They were very busy actively trying to gather support to save the integrity of the … [Read More...]

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Fall Into Spring

Fall Into Spring is off to a good start.  The four groups are coached by Carolyn Hancock, Brad Ritchie & Sou-Chun Su, Jun-Ching Lin, and Lachlan McBane & Elisabeth Remy Johnson.  They are preparing for the MLK Day Teachers' Workshop Masterclass with Melissa Kraut. … [Read More...]

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Franklin Pond Quartet in Concert

The Franklin Pond Quartet has been busy lately, playing concerts around Georgia.  We are so very lucky to have a faculty of musicians (9 of them) who are beautiful performing musicians as well as caring and awesome mentors. September 4: Concert at Berry College, Rome, … [Read More...]

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Labor Day String Festival 2014

The Labor Day String Festival was a fun and busy day! Students and parents, many new to FP, were treated to a performance by the Shostakovich (ie. Gaggle) Quartet and learned about our many different programs. Then the students broke into audition excerpt groups where they … [Read More...]

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Final Concert Photos!

Wow! What an amazing concert! For those unlucky folks who missed the chamber music extravaganza, the Franklin Pond summer session concluded its season yesterday at Kellett Chapel with a stellar performance. It was a magnificent finale to terrific summer. There will be more … [Read More...]

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Students a hit at community concerts

Franklin Pond students and faculty have been busy in the last two weeks!  They have played six Community Concerts all over the Atlanta area.  Two of the quartets performed for about 180 students of the Upbeat! Camps, held at three public schools. There were also concerts at … [Read More...]

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Nick Curry is a busy man!

    Nick Curry, master cellist and teacher from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, worked hard with our students last Monday.  He coached the Ravel Quartet and ran an energetic masterclass, hearing all our groups.  Sunday evening he worked with … [Read More...]

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Master Class with Vega String Quartet

Many thanks to the wonderful Vega String Quartet for working with the students today!  It was a terrific day at Emory's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.  The students had a full day of coaching and rehearsals—just before the first outreach concerts kick off.  Here are a … [Read More...]

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Outreach Concerts About to Begin!

The chamber groups are hard at work getting ready for the upcoming outreach concerts, which get underway this Tuesday, July 15.  Here are a few shots of "The Gaggle Quartet"' preparing for their two outreach concerts on Tuesday. But that is not all that is happening this … [Read More...]

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Master Class with Christopher Rex

We were privileged to have the Franklin Pond students take a Master Class with the ASO’s Principal Cello, Christopher Rex. Mr. Rex joined the ASO as Principal in 1979, the same year in which he became the first cellist ever to win the string prize in the biennial Young … [Read More...]