ACGtalks are deep insightful dives into aspects of our service with free coffee, tea, and breakfast treats at The Rosette. These inspiring mornings are led by the teachers, performers, and program managers who make the magic happen, and give unique insight into the impact and intention of our mission: to inspire individuals in our community through musical experiences of deep personal significance. Join us!

Community-centered Art Making, Community Service & Nonprofit Management, Education & Healing Service

Juvenile Justice Services

Thursday, Nov. 10th at 9:30am CT

The Rosette 

Director of Juvenile Justice Education, Hector Aguilar, and Director of Education and Music & Healing, Travis Marcum, dive into a discussion of ACG’s involvement in Juvenile Justice facilities and the impact it carries into our community. 

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HOME

Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 9:30am CT

The Rosette 

HOME is our 2022-23 season theme. It is also the name of our February 18 season centerpiece concert for which artists from across Texas have co-created a  huge new work with this year’s Artist In Residence Marek Pasieczny. Learn all about the inspiring journey with ACG Artistic Director Joe Williams and Director of Education and Music & Healing Travis Marcum.

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Music & Healing: WE’VE ALWAYS KNOWN

Thursday, Mar. 9th at 9:30am CT

The Rosette 

Since 2014 ACG Music & Healing has been working to bring comfort and togetherness through music to individuals facing challenge and isolation. On March 25 & 26 ACG Originals presents We’ve Always Known, a very special concert built form songs and experiences of ACG Music & Healing, and performed by some of our Music & Healing Artists. Travis Marcum, director of Music & Healing, will share insights about this deep and beautiful program at ACG, and the upcoming concert.

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Performance Engagement

Thursday, Apr. 6th at 9:30am CT

The Rosette 

Magical things happen when students connect with great artists. Since 1998 ACG has worked to place great performers in schools and other community centers across Austin, and for nearly a decade Joesph Palmer has been our Performance Engagement Artist, performing close to fifty concerts a year. Learn about the program, and hear fun stories from the road with Joseph Palmer and ACG Executive Director Matt Hinsley.

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Finale Preview

Thursday, May 4th at 9:30am CT

The Rosette 

Spend time with Jorge Caballero, one of our greatest superstar collaborators, and ACG Artistic Director Joe Williams, in the very special ACGtalks season finale breakfast. Caballero is a dazzling guitarist, and he’s also a scholar and inspiring speaker, you’ll be glad you came!

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Braille Lifelong Learning 

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Matt Hinsley and Joseph Palmer discuss ACG’s lifelong learning system for blind and visually impaired learners that’s in use across the globe.