Would you like to help ACG build its first home? Thanks to the generosity of Rick & Valeri Reeder, Dan Bullock & Annette Carlozzi, Dr. Lynne Boggs & Bill Cariker, The Ben and Nancy Sander Family, The Raley Family, Mercedes Benz of Austin, and an anonymous donor, we are deeply grateful for a $100,000 Rosette Matching Fund for all gifts received between now and December 31st. Donate online today, call 512-300-2247 for sponsorship and naming opportunities.

 

We are overjoyed to begin our 31st year in our new Hyde Park home in the Baker Center at 39th Street and Avenue B. In partnership with our friends Karrie & Tim League, founders of The Alamo Drafthouse, we are preparing to open a 100-seat listening room and broadcast studio we’re calling The Rosette, alongside multiple indoor and outdoor concert, reception, and creative learning spaces. 

Home.

Our highest goal for our new home, is that it will be your home too. Whether you’re an audience member in-person or online, a player in a class or ensemble, a volunteer, a graduate of our school programs, a scholar researching in our library, a teacher being trained, or a student making an audition video, our hope is that you will experience kindness and welcoming each time you visit.

The Rosette will include state-of-the-art lighting and sound, and have broadcast-quality audio and video recording and streaming capability. We are planning concerts, classes, rehearsals, collaborations, and gatherings of all kinds!  

Why is it called The Rosette? As you might know, a rosette is the ornate mosaic design surrounding the sound hole of every guitar. Each guitar maker has a unique rosette, it’s like a signature. Believe it or not, one of many very special features of our new home is a sixty-inch custom rosette inset into the center of the hardwood floor in our lounge!

We are deeply grateful for the partnership and support of Karrie & Tim League and the Alamo Drafthouse for making our new home possible. We are deeply grateful for our matching donors, and to all of our supporters who have believed in us for the past three decades, and who believe in the power of music to do good in the world. 

We can’t wait to welcome you into our new home when it opens in the New Year.