Community Ensembles

Connect. Explore. Perform.

Registration for the 2021-22 season is now open!

See below for info on our ensembles and our upcoming session.

To request a placement interview, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

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 Fall session will run from September to mid-December with weekly rehearsal meetings at the Baker Center in the Hyde Park neighborhood (3908 Avenue B, 78751).

To celebrate and share our work, there will be two concert presentations in October and December.

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 Sunday afternoons from 3 to 5 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 at the beginning of the Fall and Spring sessions. These interviews are free, informal, and provide a chance to get to know you, hear you play, and provide feedback. Placement interviews for the Fall 2021 session 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 2021 through Spring 2022. 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

Interviews will be held on August 21st and August 22nd at The Baker Center. To request an interview time, please fill out and submit the form below by August 12th. Returning members do not need to do a placement interview. 

Spaces for the Fall 2021 session will be limited based on number of participants

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