Youth Ensembles

Austin Classical Guitar Youth Ensembles 

Registration for the 2021-22 season is now open!

See below for info on our ensembles and our upcoming session.

To request a placement interview, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

The renowned ACG Youth Ensembles bring together passionate young guitarists from all over our city to collaborate, refine, and share unforgettable musical experiences.

The Fall session will run from September to mid-December with weekly rehearsal meetings at the Baker Center in the Hyde Park neighborhood (3908 Avenue B, 78751).

To celebrate and share our work, there will be two concert presentations in October and December.

See COVID protocols here.


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

ACG Youth Camerata
ACGYC is an ensemble of intermediate young guitarists directed by Stephen Krishnan. This group will develop exciting and approachable programs of music and focus on refining ensemble skills and expressivity. The Youth Camerata will meet on Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm at the Baker Center. The first meeting will be September 8th.

ACG Youth Orchestra
ACGYO is an ensemble of intermediate to advanced young guitarists. Founded in 2013 under the direction of Dr. Joseph Williams, this celebrated ensemble has performed for thousands of people in Austin’s most prestigious venues, and has premiered several new works and arrangements.

This group develops challenging programs of music to the highest artistic level. Guitarists are expected to have strong technique, reading skills, and ensemble experience. The Youth Orchestra will meet on Tuesdays from 7-9pm at the Baker Center. The first meeting will be September 7th.

Placement interviews
These interviews are free, informal, and provide a chance to get to know you, hear you play, provide feedback, and place you in an ensemble.

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 i – m alternation.
  • A short sight reading excerpt in first position with simple rhythms provided at the interview

Tuition covers the full season: Fall 2021 through Spring 2022. The fees are $300 for Youth Camerata members and $500 for Youth Orchestra members. Tuition waivers and flexible payment plans are available. 

Request an Interview

Interviews will be held on Sunday, August 15th and Sunday, August 22nd at The Baker Center. To request an interview time, please fill out and submit the form below by August 12th. Returning members of the Youth Orchestra and Youth Camerata are expected to complete placement interviews at the beginning of each year. Returning members, please fill out the form below to request an interview.

Spaces for the Fall 2021 session will be limited based on number of participants

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