Monkey Wrench, North Star, Shoofly (2022) by Tammie Rubin

Community arts organizer and musician, Matthew Hinsley is a passionate advocate for beauty and the power of music to transform lives.

As the Executive Director of Austin Classical Guitar, Matt has raised more than ten million dollars in support of broad concert, community engagement, and educational programming, building the nation’s largest classical guitar nonprofit organization. 

He is also a founder and lead author of the ACG guitar curriculum and music library that, paired with extensive direct service, has transformed classroom guitar education in public schools across the United States reaching tens of thousands of students. The curriculum is used internationally and in the service of over fifty Austin-area schools including for-credit programs at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and multiple Juvenile Justice centers.

One of tonight’s talented young artists, Angelica Campbell, has an innate sense of musicality and plays with gorgeous tone and sweet expression.

Angelica’s passion for music started at a young age as she became part of multiple performance groups such as punk and mariachi bands. She started playing classical guitar at Crockett High School under the direction of Ron Hare through which she was connected with ACG.

Angelica attended the University of Texas at Austin to study music performance with Professor Adam Holzman. Upon graduating in December of 2020, Angelica joined the ACG team.

As Director of Communications, Angelica Campbell keeps us connected with our community and shares stories of inspiration and beauty on a day-to-day basis!

Justice Phillips is an outrageously talented young composer. 

He started playing classical guitar in sixth grade at Lively Middle School under the tutelage of Jeremy Osborne through ACG, continued onward at McCallum Fine Arts Academy, and attended the University of Texas at Austin to study music composition. 

As a composer, Justice aims to encompass feelings, experiences, and stories in his work. Tonight we’ll hear the premiere of one of his original works, Gary, Indiana, a homage to his childhood home!

Upon graduating in May of 2019, Justice joined the ACG team.

Serving Austin Classical Guitar as both the Box Office/Patron Services Director and Composer, Justice Phillips’ number one priority is making sure every single member of the ACG family is properly taken care of.

Special thank you to artist Tammie Rubin and to Big Medium for being our program partner! 
Tammie Rubin

Tammie Rubin is the winner of the fifth annual Tito’s Prize. She will have an exhibition at Big Medium Gallery Spring 2023.
Instagram: @tammierrubin


Our blog is overflowing with beautiful stories, videos, and insights. We include one in every virtual concert program, but if you’d like to read more, or see the videos they mention click here.

Tonight we’d love to highlight a lovely reflection from Justice Phillips on his composition, Gary, Indiana

Read this story here!
Production Support

Ali Pappa, Manager on Duty
Andy Stoltz, Audio Engineer
Natalie George Productions, Lighting Design
Jordan Walsh, Livestream Engineer