Author: Franklin Pond

Masterclass with Tom Key

Tom Key came for a masterclass Monday, July 1 and was FABULOUS with the kids. At the end of the afternoon, each student stood up and told the “audience” his/her answers to these questions: 1) What is the hardest part of playing your instrument? 2) What is the best part of playing your instrument? 3)…
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Janet Horvath is Coming!

One of the highlights of our Summer will be Janet Horvath, well-known cellist and clinician. She wrote the book Playing Less Hurt, and will be here to work with the kids. We would like to open a masterclass to the public on the evening of Thursday, July 18 from 7-9 IF enough people are interested. She can talk…
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Summer Program

We are always excited about the first session of the Summer. The kids and parents met for the first time on Sunday, June 23. They got busy right away rehearsing and scheduling for the next month. We love Summer!

2019 Competition

2019 Competition was a total success. The judge, James Dunham, was very impressed with the quality he was presented. Bravo to all the winners, but EVERYONE was a winner! All of these students were finalists and got to rehearse and perform in Spivey. But, more importantly, they had a goal to work towards, which led…
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Franklin Pond Students Interviewed on WABE 90.1

Two of our students were interviewed by Lois Reitzes on WABE 90.1 on Thursday, May 9. Madeline Chen and Raunak Kumar have both been in Franklin Pond for multiple years. Their group performed the Ravel Introduction and Allegro, and they will play in the Competition. This interview was arranged by the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Fall Into Spring Finale Concert

Seven Franklin Pond Fall Into Spring and Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Chamber Players groups performed beautifully at the Spring Concert on Sunday, May 5. We were so proud of each and every one of them. We missed the Mozart at the beginning, but all the other groups did a great job and were rock stars!…
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Great News for Hannah Shute!

Hannah Shute (2014) was one of 10 cellists selected to participate in the Sitka International Cello Seminar with Zuill Bailey and Melissa Kraut. Other cellists are coming from CIM, Indiana, Peabody, Royal College of Music, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and more. She will attend this festival, and then fly to Italy for another festival. She…
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Franklin Pond to be Featured on WABE 90.1 on May 19

Be sure to catch highlights from Franklin Pond performances on Sunday, May 19 on WABE 90.1 Atlanta Music Scene at 10:00 PM. This all-Franklin Pond broadcast will feature music from the 2017 and 2018 Chamber Music Competitions and our Summer and Fall Into Spring programs. Enjoy listening to the 2018 Competition HIGH SCHOOL GRAND PRIZE winner,…
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