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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Alumni Christmas Party

We had a wonderful time at the annual Christmas party! It’s always fun to see our alumni and current students, watch them have such a good time reading chamber music, and catch up on what they have been doing.
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Alumni in Chamber Music Concert

We are so proud of our Franklin Pond alums (Drew Forde, Olivia Hollady, Patrick Shelc, and Davis Butner) who played with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians in the chamber music concert on Sunday, January 8.
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