Fall Into Spring

September – May
Grades 6 – 12
Application due August 15

Summer Intensive Program

Late June – Early August
Grades 6 – 12
Application due April 1

Chamber Music Competition

Memorial Day Weekend
Middle and High School Divisions
Entry form due April 15

What’s Happening at Franklin Pond

Sycamore Trio at 42nd Annual Fischoff Competition Finals

The Summer was definitely intense this year, with big challenges for the students, who rose to them beautifully. The Summer
The deadline to apply for Fall Into Spring 2023-24 is August 15.
Enjoy a free performance by 16 young musicians, ranging in age from 11-16, presenting some of classical music’s most beloved
Franklin Pond Chamber Music, in collaboration with the University of North Georgia Department of Music, will perform “An Evening of

Important Dates

April 1, 2024

Summer Intensive Program application deadline

April 15, 2024

Competition Entry Form Deadline

About Us

Franklin Pond Chamber Music is a year-round chamber music program for young string students in grades 6 through 12. Through the study of chamber music, students develop their artistic and interpretive talents as well as strengthen their leadership, expression, and communication skills. Students have regular coachings with faculty members from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, masterclasses with guest artists from all over the nation, special classes such as career development, eurhythmics, and Alexander Technique, and multiple opportunities to perform in public.


Leadership Team

Ronda Respess

Founder & Artistic Director


Ginny Fairchild

Program Coordinator & Competition Manager


Lachlan McBane

Manager of Fall Into Spring



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Franklin Pond Supporters

Franklin Pond Chamber Music is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and supportive environment within our institution and throughout our community. We endeavor to provide fair treatment, access, and opportunity for all students, faculty, and staff and will not tolerate actions that oppose this principle. As an institution that educates and develops student artists who are the future of music, we understand the systemic factors that have historically contributed to inequities in our field and, together with our community partners, will continue to establish and engage in opportunities for broader dialogues and experiences that embody our commitment to a more diverse and inclusive future.

Mission, Vision, Diversity, & Inclusion Statements