Summer Program 2020

Candid Discussion with Franklin Pond Alumni

Music Career Workshops and Consulting

On February 8 and 9, Angela Beeching will be in Atlanta to speak with high school students about their current or future careers in music.
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December Events

We enjoyed a very festive holiday season at the Pond!
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Fall Into Spring Students to Give Concerts

Ready for Reger? How about some Schubert, Beethoven, Mendelssohn or Debussy? Want to hear a REALLY terrific brass quintet and the Mozart Clarinet Quintet? And FOUR cellos have to be twice as good as Two Cellos! We have it all and more this year in our Fall Into Spring program. You may not have to wait until the final concert in May to hear these 32 talented students. They will be giving concerts throughout the new year, so keep watch and you can keep up with their activities.

Alum Violists to Perform with Columbus Symphony

Two Franklin Pond alum violists, Sarah Park (2002, 2003) and Josiah Coe (2005, 2006) will perform the two solo viola parts of the Brandenburg Concerto #6 with the Columbus (GA) Symphony on October 12, 2019.

Kudos from Janet Horvath

Following her visit to Franklin Pond for masterclasses and private lessons, Janet Horvath wrote an endearing article about Franklin Pond.
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Summer Finale Concert

The Summer Finale Concert showcased four of our Franklin Pond groups. They performed works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Halvorsen, and Bloch in Kellett Chapel of Peachtree Presbyterian Church on July 28. This performance was the last of several they gave throughout the five-week program, including five masterclasses and four Community (outreach) Concerts. There is much to be learned from performing the same repertoire several times, an experience professionals have all the time and students rarely get. We were very proud of our students this summer.

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From Violin to Viola

Emily Rader was a violinist in Fall Into Spring last school year. That was her first exposure to chamber music and she loved it so much she wanted to enroll for the summer. We needed a violist to fit into one of our groups and asked her if she would be interested in playing viola for this summer. Ron Sachs Violins loaned her a viola; she bought a book and researched online, and 2 weeks later, she was starting Franklin Pond on viola, reading a completely different clef, learning Mozart and Dvorak quartets, and playing beautifully. She grew to really enjoy it and is happy she did it. Many professional violinists also play viola, so it’s a good skill to acquire.
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Summer Retreat & Highlights

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