Congratulations, Lexine Feng & Eugenie Lim!

Congratulations to two of our very talented alums, Lexine Feng and Eugenie Lim, for performing as winners in the Samuel Fordis Young Artists Concerto Competition Showcase Concert on Saturday, February 15 with the Georgia Philharmonic. We are so proud of them!

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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Alum Noah Johnson (cello 2011 & 2014) sent a video of his latest accomplishment.

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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Angela Beeching workshops were a success

During the weekend of February 8-9, Angela Beeching, music career counselor extraordinaire and author of Beyond Talent, came to Atlanta from Boston. She has advised and inspired college students at New England Conservatory, Juilliard School of Music, and Indiana University. On Saturday, she gave a high school workshop for 26 students and parents, and individual sessions to those who wanted it. It was a day of honest discussions about what to expect as a music major or minor, time management, preparing to apply to college, finances, getting the right teacher for you, and much more. On Sunday, she had individual sessions with several college students and professionals. We were proud to co-sponsor Angela with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra.

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Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) Conference

Franklin Pond had a booth at the GMEA Conference this year (January 23-25) for the first time. We loved connecting with our music education colleagues both at the Athens Classic Center and at the American String Teachers luncheon. Franklin Pond alum Daniel Boscan played for the luncheon in a group from North Atlanta High School. Kudos to Ginny and David Fairchild, who designed, built, and managed the booth.

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Alumni Discuss Chamber Music & Franklin Pond

Summer Program 2020

Candid Discussion with Franklin Pond Alumni