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 2024 Summer Intensive Program schedule has been posted. Click here to download a PDF of the schedule. Sunday, June
The 2023-2024 Winners of the Georgia Philharmonic Samuel Fordis Young Artist Concerto Competition have been announced. Our very own Tej
Franklin Pond announces a masterclass with the Dover Quartet, “one of the greatest quartets of the last 100 years” (BBC
Our Fall Into Spring students have been busy this fall! The Willow Quartet performed at the Woodruff Arts Center Luminaries

Important Dates

April 1

Summer Intensive Program
Application Deadline

April 15

Competition Entry Form Deadline

April 20

Ying Quartet Masterclass
2:00 – 5:00 PM
Rich Theatre of the Woodruff Arts Center

*April 21 performance information

April 28

Fall Into Spring Finale Concert
3:00 PM
Rich Theatre of the Woodruff Arts Center

June 30 – July 28

Summer Intensive Program

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