June 28 – August 2
Total tuition: $1,000 (no retreat this year)
Application and Video Deadline: April 20, 2020
Late applications considered on an individual basis

Franklin Pond’s Summer program is a unique chamber-music program for talented pre-college musicians grades 7-12+. Created as an opportunity for serious students to interact personally with highly qualified professionals, this program offers coaching with musicians from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Atlanta Opera, master classes with guest artists from all over the United States, and special classes in related disciplines. Students prepare for a final concert as well as informal community concerts. Participating students will meet for coaching and masterclasses at least one full day per week in to prepare for their Community Concerts and the Summer Finale Concert in Atlanta. These will be announced in accordance with the Covid-19 regulations. Each group is required to rehearse 3 hours on its own between coaching sessions. This program is designed to complement the summer schedules of students who wish to stay home and study intensively with their private teachers. Our goal is to develop the artistic and interpretive talents of our students, as well as to strengthen their communication and leadership skills in a collaborative atmosphere.

Pre-formed groups are welcome and can audition either individually or as a group. All auditions are via VIDEO. Students who need a group are placed to match in temperament and ability. If there is not a good match, we won’t accept students just for the sake of accepting them — the experience would not be rewarding for anyone involved.

Tuition: $1,000 (scholarships available with audition and teacher recommendation)

*All summer concerts are free and open to the public, but donations are much appreciated.


Monday, April 20

Application, $40 non-refundable application fee, AND AUDITION VIDEO due

Monday, April 20 Video audition submissions due. View instructions
Friday, May 15 Confirmation of attendance and non-refundable partial tuition of $500 due
Full tuition of $1,000 may also be paid by this date.
Monday, June 15 Tuition balance due for those who choose the partial payment plan
Sunday, June 28
1:30 – 5:00 PM
1st session of Franklin Pond Chamber Music & parents’ meeting (1:30 PM)
Monday, June 29
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday, July 6
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday, July 13
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, July 16
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday, July 20
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday, July 27
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday, July 28 – Friday, July 31
Each group will perform one or two outreach concerts in the community
Saturday, August 1
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Dress rehearsal & lunch – Kellett Chapel, Peachtree Presbyterian Church (Buckhead)
Sunday, August 2
3:00 PM
Summer Finale Concert – Kellett Chapel, Peachtree Presbyterian Church (Buckhead)
  • Four to five student chamber groups will be formed by audition and each group will be required to rehearse together for a minimum of 3 hours per week between sessions. The success of this program depends entirely upon the commitment of all the students and parents involved. Pre-existing groups may apply and audition as a group.
  • EVERY participant must attend all sessions for the full day and all events.
  • The total tuition is $1,000. Scholarships are available with audition and teacher recommendation. If you are willing to make this commitment, please complete the application online and remit the $40 non-refundable deposit via PayPal or mail the application and fee to: Franklin Pond Chamber Music • 4835 Franklin Pond Road Atlanta, GA 30342.

One movement of unaccompanied Bach

One movement of a concerto or piece of your choice

Required excerpts from the string quartet literature