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Placement interviews for the Community Ensembles Fall 2018 session will take place on August 25th and 26th. To request an interview time, please complete and submit the form below.

Now in its 20th year, ACG Community Ensembles offer a welcoming environment to make music with others who share your passion! Under the direction of Dr. Joseph Williams and Anthony Mariano, there are opportunities for players of a variety of experience levels.

ACG Guitar Ensemble
Austin Classical Guitar’s premiere community ensemble. Meeting weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m., the ACG Guitar Ensemble is intended for experienced players interested in performing advanced repertoire. 3 or more performances/semester – and there may be some traveling! Members should have command of scale, slur and arpeggio techniques and be fluent readers in at least first-position.

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 are not required to participate in the Beginning Guitar Classes. Simply sign up here.

Placement Interviews
ACG Community Ensembles are open by interview to any classical guitarist 18 years of age and older. Placement interviews are held every August for new and returning members. These interviews are free, informal, and provide a chance to get to know you, hear you play, and provide feedback.

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

Request an Interview:
Interviews to determine ensemble placement for the 2018-19 season will be held on August 25th & 26th. To request an interview time, please fill out and submit the form below by August 20th.

The registration fee is $150 per semester (Fall & Spring), and is due by the second rehearsal. Spring Registration includes participation in ACG Fest, which brings together guitarists from all over the region to Austin for a day of performance workshops, community-building, and an opportunity to perform the premiere of the winning piece from ACG’s annual Composition Competition.

Special thanks to Armstrong Community Music School for supporting ACG Community Ensembles!

ACG Community Guitar Ensembles Interview Request Form

  •   Placement interviews will be held on Saturday & Sunday, August 25-26. Please indicate any preferences or concerns you have for scheduling your audition. We will do our best to accommodate your requests.