Community Ensembles

Connect. Explore. Perform.

Registration for the 2022-2023 season is now open! Placement interviews will take place on Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th at the Baker Center. To request an interview, please fill out the form below. Feel free to reach out to with any questions.

The ACG Community Ensembles offer a welcoming environment for adults to make music with others who share your passion! Under the direction of Tony Mariano, there are opportunities for players at various experience levels.

The 2022-2023 season will run from September through May. Rehearsals will take place weekly at the Baker Center in the Hyde Park neighborhood (3908 Avenue B, 78751).

See COVID protocols here.


ACG Community Ensembles are open by interview to any classical guitarist 18 years of age and older.

ACG Chamber Ensemble
This ensemble meets weekly on Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m., and is intended for experienced players interested in performing advanced repertoire. Members should have command of scale, slur, and arpeggio techniques and be fluent readers in multiple positions.

ACG Guitar Choir
This ensemble meets weekly on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and is designed for intermediate players with a desire to perform beautiful music. Members should be able to read in first position, have a stable technique, and interest in developing their technical and musical abilities.

Beginning Guitar Classes
A no-pressure foray into playing the classical guitar, our Beginning Guitar Classes are intended for adults looking for a fun and informative introduction to playing this beautiful instrument. No experience required!

Placement Interviews
Placement interviews are held in August prior to the start of every season. These interviews are free, informal, and provide a chance to get to know you, hear you play, and provide feedback. Placement interviews will be held in person at The Baker Center.

What to prepare for placement interviews:

  • One or two pieces that you enjoy playing (not to exceed 5 minutes).
  • 1 or 2 octave major scale of your choice with im alternation.
  • A short sight reading excerpt in first position with simple rhythms provided at the interview

Tuition covers the full season: Fall 2022 through Spring 2023. The fees are $300 for the Guitar Choir and $300 for the Chamber Ensemble. Tuition waivers and flexible payment plans are available.

Request an interview

Returning members do not need to do a placement interview. 

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