June 27 – August 1
Total tuition: $1,500
Application and Video Deadline: March 15, 2021
Applications received after March 15 will be charged a $50 fee

Franklin Pond’s Summer program is a unique chamber-music program for talented pre-college musicians grades 7-12+. Created as an opportunity for serious students to interact personally with highly qualified professionals, this program offers coaching with musicians from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Atlanta Opera, master classes with guest artists from all over the United States, and special classes in related disciplines. Students prepare for a final concert as well as informal community concerts. Participating students will meet for coaching and masterclasses at least one full day per week in to prepare for their Community Concerts and the Summer Finale Concert in Atlanta. These will be announced in accordance with the COVID-19 regulations. Each group is required to rehearse 3 hours on its own between coaching sessions. This program is designed to complement the summer schedules of students who wish to stay home and study intensively with their private teachers. Our goal is to develop the artistic and interpretive talents of our students, as well as to strengthen their communication and leadership skills in a collaborative atmosphere.

Pre-formed groups are welcome and can audition either individually or as a group. All auditions are via VIDEO. Students who need a group are placed to match in temperament and ability. If there is not a good match, we won’t accept students just for the sake of accepting them — the experience would not be rewarding for anyone involved.

Tuition: $1,500 (scholarships available with audition and teacher recommendation)

*All summer concerts are free and open to the public, but donations are much appreciated.


Monday, March 15

Application and $40 non-refundable deposit due

Thursday, April 15 Video audition submissions due. View instructions
Saturday, May 15
Confirmation of attendance and non-refundable partial tuition of $500 due
Full tuition of $1,500 may also be paid by this date.
Tuesday, June 15
Tuition balance due for those who choose the partial payment plan
Sunday, June 27
First session of Franklin Pond Chamber Music and Parents’ Meeting
1:30 PM – Parents’ Meeting
1:30 – 5:00 – Session
Monday, June 28 Session
1:30 – 5:00 PM
Thursday, July 1
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday, July 5
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday, July 7 – Sunday, July 11 Franklin Pond Retreat at University of North Georgia – Dahlonega, GA
Thursday, July 15 Extra rehearsal session if needed (TBA)
9:30 AM
Monday, July 19 Session
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, July 22
Extra rehearsal session if needed (TBA)
9:30 AM
Monday, July 26
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday, July 27 – Friday, July 30
Each group will perform one or two outreach concerts in the community
Saturday, July 31
Dress rehearsal and lunch
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Kellett Chapel, Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Buckhead
Sunday, August 1
Summer Final Concert
3:00 PM
Sunday, September 5
Concert at Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center in North Georgia (PAID) – for one outstanding and available group
4:00 PM
Extra rehearsals and coaching necessary just before
  • Four to five student chamber groups will be formed by audition and each group will be required to rehearse together for a minimum of 4 hours per week between sessions. The success of this program depends entirely upon the commitment of all the students and parents involved.  Pre-existing groups may apply and audition as a group.
  • EVERY participant must attend all sessions for the full time and must attend the retreat.
  • The total tuition is $1,500. Scholarships are available with audition and teacher recommendation. If you are willing to make this commitment, please complete the application online and remit the $40 non-refundable deposit via PayPal or mail the application and fee to: Franklin Pond Chamber Music • 4835 Franklin Pond Road Atlanta, GA 30342.

One movement of unaccompanied Bach

One movement of a concerto or piece of your choice

Required excerpts from the string quartet literature