Category: Alumni News

Jonathan Fuller (cello FIS 2020-2021) joins NYO Summer 2021

Jonathan Fuller was chosen to join the esteemed National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America in 2021, an extraordinary honor that only 120 students in the whole nation have bestowed on them. The orchestra rehearses for two weeks, then generally goes on a national or international tour. Due to Covid, this year their…
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Update from Wick Simmons in New York City

Wick Simmons, cello (2009, 2010) is teaching at Harmony Program in New York City. He also recently produced a video of his own composition, “Seen/Unseen: Exquisite Drones“, filmed at the Longy School of Music at Bard College and taught a college composition forum at Longy.

Congratulations, Raunak!

Raunak Kumar, alum 2014-15, 2017, 2017-18 was a 2021 winner in the YoungArts Foundation Competition. Raunak left Atlanta to attend New England Conservatory Preparatory School for his last two years of high school. Next year he will attend Columbia University. Read more

Big News for Stephen Upshaw!

We’re so proud of Stephen Upshaw (Viola, 2003), whose ensemble was awarded a Ernst von Siemens Ensemble Prize for 2020/2021. “We can’t wait to get started on the many projects to come this year, including our online Wien Modern concert on Friday featuring world premieres from our friends Chaya Czernowin Clara Iannotta and Ann Cleare’s…
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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!

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.

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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Jessica Robinson Stinson performs with LaGrange Symphony Orchestra

We are so proud of Jessica Robinson Stinson (2003) for performing a Mozart concerto with the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Richard Prior. Yay, Jessica! Big year for her, this, and winning the Opera job.