Ronda Respess, Founder & Artistic Director

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What’s Happening at FPCM

Summer Intensive Program Gets Underway!

We’re off to a great start! The kids already sound good. All COVID-19 regulations are in place: 6 feet apart, masks, temperature checks, screening questions before entering, hand sanitizer, soap, and kids who were really good at adhering to all! The first day was exhausting and so rewarding!
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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2020 Chamber Music Competition

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Chamber Music Competition in the AJC

The 4th Annual Chamber Music Competition is featured in AJC. [Read More…]

Happy Mothers’ Day!

Franklin Pond celebrates and thanks ALL the mothers (and dads) who have encouraged, cajoled, consoled, schlepped, and been proud of their kids through music lessons, rehearsals, auditions, and performances for many years. BRAVO to you – we all couldn’t make it without you.

This was our family’s Mothers’ Day gift from writer Sally Gable and Buckhead/North Perimeter LifeStyle. Stay well and think to the future. It’s bright out there!
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A Gift of Music

A BIG THANK YOU AND KUDOS to all of our 2019-20 Fall Into Spring students. This video is a wonderful tribute to their dedication and hard work, however small compared to what they missed this spring. Since they couldn’t perform in their final concert on Sunday, May 3, this is their gift to you.
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A Note from Ronda

Thank you to ALL of our parents, students, and donors for supporting Franklin Pond for almost 20 years. We deeply appreciate those who have expressed their support in so many ways during these highly unusual and trepidatious times. Franklin Pond will bring back live performances as soon as possible. In the meantime, we are exploring creative ways for our students and our community to stay connected through music. Check our website for regular updates, including information about the Competition, Summer Intensive Program, and some fun new videos!

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Chamber Music Competition Update

The Franklin Pond Chamber Music Competition is going virtual! Details can be found on the Competition page.  Online entry forms are due on Friday, May 1, and videos are due Monday, May 18. All entry fees will be waived this year. Entrants will record their individual parts at home and work virtually with their ensemble members to create their video. Winners will be announced and their virtual performances broadcast one week later on Sunday, May 24.

Spring Concert Cancelled

We are sad to announce that the Spring Concert scheduled for Sunday, May 3 has to be cancelled. The students who have worked so hard all year are our first priority. We are very proud of them and encourage them to reconnect when they can, either with their established groups or other talented students. Franklin Pond will do whatever we can to help them.

Summer Program Application Deadline Extended!

In light of current events, Franklin Pond Chamber Music has extended its application deadline for the Summer Intensive Program. The application and video are now due on Monday, April 20. Click here for more info, including links to audition excerpts. The entire process can be completed from home.
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Masterclass with Nick Curry

Three of our groups had a great masterclass with Nick Curry on Sunday, March 1. Nick is a wonderful cellist and teacher, now at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. There is so much to be learned from playing and watching a class like this.

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News Flash!

Exciting news from the Fall Into Spring Tangent Trio! Yuji Yamada, John Cho, and Lexine Feng made the semi-final round of the Coltman Chamber Competition, and they will be heading to Austin, TX in March to compete for the finals. Bravo to them and to their coaches!

Rehearsals & Coaching Sessions

All eight Franklin Pond groups are working hard to get ready for our upcoming spring masterclasses with David Courcheron, Nick Curry, Annie Fullard, and Itamar Zorman. Kudos to Franklin Pond Fall Into Spring manager Lachlan McBane and ASYO manager Kaitlin Gress for organizing over 64 coaching sessions and rehearsals!

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