Youth Ensembles Registration

Austin Classical Guitar Youth Ensembles 

Registration for the Spring session 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 renown ACG Youth Ensembles bring together passionate young guitarists from all over our city to collaborate, refine, and share unforgettable musical experiences.

The Spring 2021 session will be held online from Feb. 21st – Apr. 25th with weekly rehearsal meetings via Zoom. The Youth Ensembles will participate in two fabulous projects this session: 

  • The creation of a meaningful musical gift for a specific person in your life.
  • A premier of four brand new pieces written by four local Austin composers written especially for the ACG Ensembles. 

To celebrate and share our work, there will be two concert presentations in April and May

Eligibility

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 meets Monday’s from 7-8pm.

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 meets Tuesday’s from 7-8pm.

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. Placement interviews for the Spring 2021 session will be held on Zoom.

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

Registration
Participation in the Austin Classical Guitar Ensembles is free for anyone. Donations are welcome.

Request an Interview

Interviews will be held on February 7th on Zoom. To request an interview time, please fill out and submit the form below by February 5th. Returning members do not need to do a placement interview.  They can simply register below by September February 1st.

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