Community Ensembles

Connect. Explore. Perform.

Registration for the Spring session 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 Spring 2021 session will be held online from Feb. 21st – Apr. 25th with weekly rehearsal meetings via Zoom. The Community Ensembles will participate in two fabulous projects this session: 

  • The creation of a meaningful musical gift for a specific person in your life.
  • A premier of four brand new pieces written by four local Austin composers written especially for the ACG Ensembles. 

To celebrate and share our work, there will be two concert presentations in April and May

Eligibility

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 Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8 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 4 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!

The Beginning Guitar Classes will not be taking place during the Spring 2021 session.

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 Spring 2021 session will be held on Zoom.

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

Registration
Participation in the Austin Classical Guitar Community Ensembles is free for anyone. Donations are welcome.

Request an interview

Interviews will be held on February 7th on Zoom. To request an interview time, please fill out and submit the form below by February 5th. Returning members do not need to do a placement interview.  They can simply register below by September February 1st.

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