Chamber music training for talented young musicians

Fall Into Spring

September – May
Grades 6 – 12
Application due September 1

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

August 1, 2021

Summer Intensive Program Final Showcase Concert
3:00 PM
Kellett Chapel, Peachtree Presbyterian Church

September 1, 2021

Fall Into Spring Application Deadline

What’s Happening at Franklin Pond

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
Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2021 Franklin Pond Chamber Music Competition! The Sycamore Trio (Tobias Liu, Evan Nicholson, and Grace Peng) took home the highest honors, with

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.