Ronda Respess is Inducted into Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical Registry

“Ronda Louise Packard Respess has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process. Ronda Respess retired in…
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2024 Fall Into Spring Finale Concert – April 28

Franklin Pond Chamber Music, in collaboration with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Chamber Players, will perform a beautiful selection of chamber music works at the annual Fall into Spring Finale Concert at Woodruff Arts Center’s Rich Theatre on Sunday, April 28 at 3:00 PM. The event is free and open to the public with no…
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Tej Panchal Wins in Samuel Fordis Young Artist Concerto Competition!

Georgia Philharmonic announced the 2023-2024 Winners of the Samuel Fordis Young Artist Concerto Competition. CONGRATULATIONS to Tej Panchal (Harp 2022-23, 2023-24), Artisan I — Playing Handel Harp Concerto in B-flat major Op. 4 No. 6 HWV 294,I. Andante Allegro. Winners performed with the Georgia Philharmonic on February 24, 2024 at the Woodruff Arts Center. Read…
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Artaria String Quartet is announced as 2024 Competition Judges

We are excited to announce that the Artaria String Quartet will be the judges of the 2024 Chamber Music Competition. “Minnesota’s foremost teaching and performing string quartet”, the Artaria String Quartet is an “exceptional ensemble with impressive confidence in its interpretations” Winners of the prestigious 2004 McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians, Artaria was featured on…
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Ying Quartet comes to Franklin Pond for a Masterclass

The Ying Quartet is coming to town for a masterclass on Saturday, April 20! Learn from some of the finest musicians in the industry. Refine your craft, expand your musical horizons, and connect with fellow passionate musicians. Get tickets and enjoy them the next day (April 21) at Spivey Hall with Xavier Foley!  

2024 Summer Intensive Program Dates are Announced

The 2024 Summer Intensive Program schedule has been posted. Click here to download a PDF of the schedule. Sunday, June 30, 1:30-4:30 Parents’ meeting, coaching, & masterclass Monday, July 1, 9:30-4:30 Summer Session 1 Wednesday, July 3, 9:30-4:30 Summer Session 2 Monday, July 8, 9:30-4:30 Summer Session 3 Wednesday, July 10 – Sunday, July 14…
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Franklin Pond Alumni in Samuel Fordis Young Artist Concerto Competition

The 2023-2024 Winners of the Georgia Philharmonic Samuel Fordis Young Artist Concerto Competition have been announced. Our very own Tej Panchal (2022-23, 2023-24) is one of the winners, and Didi Stone (2020-21, 2022-23, 2023-24) is a Runner-Up with Honorable Mention! The winners will perform with the Georgia Philharmonic on February 24, 2024 at the Woodruff…
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Upcoming Masterclass with Dover Quartet

Franklin Pond announces a masterclass with the Dover Quartet, “one of the greatest quartets of the last 100 years” (BBC Magazine)! This event is free and open to the public. Tuesday, January 16 6:00 – 8:00 PM Rich Theatre of the Woodruff Arts Center 1280 Peachtree St NE Atlanta, GA 30309  

Fall Into Spring Student Performances

Our Fall Into Spring students have been busy this fall! The Willow Quartet performed at the Woodruff Arts Center Luminaries Luncheon. The Eucalyptus Trio performed for the Board of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and another quartet made up of Franklin Pond students and alums played twice at the High Museum and at the Four Pillar…
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Upcoming Masterclass with David Coucheron

Franklin Pond announces a masterclass with the incredible David Coucheron, First Violin and Concertmaster with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Franklin Pond chamber groups will be playing. This event is free and open to the public: friends, family, and anyone interested in seeing and hearing what we do at The Pond! Saturday, December 2 11:00 AM –…
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