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Ronda Louise Packard Respess has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who's Who Biographical Registry

Ronda Respess is a professional violinist with a celebrated reputation as a music educator.

    ATLANTA, GA, March 15, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- 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 2020 as a violinist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to dedicate more time to Franklin Pond Chamber Music, an educational program for pre-college musicians that she founded in 2001. She is still active in the ASO educational scene, having coached for the ASYO and taught with the Talent Development Program.

Ronda Respess is a professional violinist with a celebrated reputation as a music educator. A graduate of Indiana University and Georgia State University, she studied with some of violin's greatest teachers, including Samuel Applebaum, Josef Gingold, and Ivan Galamian. She was a member of the Atlanta Symphony for 50 years and Principal Second Violin of The Atlanta Opera for 8 years.

During her five decades with the ASO, Ronda's passion for music education has been evident. She was an original member of the ASO's Outreach Taskforce and the Talent Development Program. She coached the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra for over thirty years and in 2004 filmed a teaching video for WGTV called Instrumental Success. In addition, Ronda has consistently maintained a private teaching studio throughout her professional career.

In 2001 Ronda founded Franklin Pond Chamber Music, a non-profit organization that teaches chamber music to talented pre-college students. Now in its third decade, Franklin Pond is a well-established and highly regarded educational institution with many alumni who have themselves become professional musicians, including several in the Atlanta Symphony. Ronda continues to run Franklin Pond alongside her daughter Ginny Fairchild, who is also a violinist and teacher.

Ronda is a recipient of the Loridans Arts Award and the UPS Community Service Chair. In 2014 she was appointed as the musician representative on the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors. In her free time Ronda most enjoys spending time with her family, including daughter Ginny and granddaughter Emily.

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