Chamber music training for talented young musicians

Fall Into Spring

September – May
Grades 6 – 12
Application due September 1
(Late application due September 15)

Summer Intensive Program

Late June – Early August
Grades 6 – 12
Application due March 15

Chamber Music Competition

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

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.


Important Dates

December 27, 2021

Alumni Party and Chamber Music Reading

April 15, 2022

Application deadline for Summer Intensive Program 2022
Entry deadline for Competition

May 29, 2022

Chamber Music Competition

What’s Happening at Franklin Pond

Bravo to all the Summer Intensive students! They had a busy last week of the season playing four Community Concerts and their Final Showcase Concert. Final Showcase Concert Sandy Springs
The annual Summer Final Showcase Concert of the Summer Intensive Program will feature talented young musicians in a chamber music concert featuring works that include Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Dvorak, as

Leadership Team

Ronda Respess

Founder & Artistic Director

Ginny Fairchild

Program Coordinator & Competition Manager

Lachlan McBane

Manager of Fall Into Spring

Support Staff


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Franklin Pond Supporters

Franklin Pond Chamber Music stands in solidarity with the greater Black community, our colleagues, and musicians. Racism deserves no place whatsoever in our nation or our music, and we must all work together to eradicate it.

We stand ready to listen, learn, and work together with our community to encourage inclusivity, respect, and compassion for one another.