Auditioning for ACG Youth Ensembles

The ACG Youth Ensembles are open by audition to any classical guitarist under 19 years of age.

Auditions to determine ensemble placement for the 2019-20 Season will be held on May 18th and 25th. To request an audition time, please fill out and submit the form below by May 16th.  There is no fee to audition.

Rehearsals and performances will begin in September and run through April.

Audition requirements

Prepared pieces: Perform one or two pieces of your choice. There is no time requirement, but auditionees will be stopped at roughly 5 minutes. Pieces can be from any time period. Please read more about the expected level of repertoire of the ACG Youth Camerata and ACG Youth Orchestra and choose what is most appropriate for you.

Scale: A one or two-octave G major scale with i and m alternation.

Prepared Excerpt: An excerpt which will be sent to all auditionees in advance. The performance of the excerpt must include all fingerings and dynamics at the set tempo.

Sight reading: A short sight reading excerpt will be provided during your audition. The excerpt will be in first position with simple rhythms. Students will be given one full minute to look over the excerpt and perform the rhythm, melodic, and dynamic material to the best of their ability.

ACG Youth Ensembles Audition Request Form

Please complete the following form to request an audition.
  • Auditions will take place at ACG's office (5900 Balcones Dr., Suite 240, 78731). If you have a time preference for the audition, please use the comments field in the field below to let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.