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.

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Important Dates

September 1, 2021

Fall Into Spring Application Deadline

What’s Happening at Franklin Pond

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
The Quartet Le Petit played an hour-long concert at Lenbrook Retirement Community on Friday, May 28. They performed a range of classical and semi-popular pieces ranging from Beethoven and Bartok
Join us LIVE on Saturday, May 29 for the 5th Annual Franklin Pond Chamber Music Competition, happening this year at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. The event is free and open to the public, and reservations are

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