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Placement interviews for the Community Ensembles Fall 2019 session will take place on August 10th and 11th. To request an interview time, please complete and submit the form below.

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. The group typically plays three or more concerts each 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 and January for new 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

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.

Request an interview
Interviews to determine ensemble placement for the 2019-20 season will be held on August 10th & 11th. To request an interview time, please fill out and submit the form below by August 6th.

ACG Community Guitar Ensembles Interview Request Form

  •   Placement interviews will be held on Saturday & Sunday, August 10-11.