Lifting spirits with music. One story at a time.

How can listening to a music performance become a deeply personal experience? How might a concert program be crafted to connect with a group of tenth-grade guitar students, and how might it change for a group of fourth-grade non-guitarists, or senior citizens in a retirement home? What kinds of cues and activities might be introduced to spark the audience’s imagination? How do you measure the impact of a musical performance?

These are questions Austin Classical Guitar explores through our Performance Engagement initiative, led by Dr. Joseph Palmer. Dr. Palmer gives over fifty free outreach presentations each year for diverse audiences and leads inquiries into these, and many more, vital questions.

ACG Performance Engagement is made possible through the generous support of

Carl Caricari & Margaret Murray Miller

Bill & Mary LaRosa