Our Changing Lives Fall Fund Drive has begun. If you have thought about supporting Austin Classical Guitar but have been waiting for the right time, we hope you’ll consider making a gift today to keep our organization strong.

You can give online today, or call us anytime at 512-300-2247.



Our Changing Lives Storyboard is online now through December 31st. Respond to this email with your story of music, guitar, or of how ACG has changed your life, and we’ll share it with our community.

Austin Classical Guitar is a reflection of all of our values. We are here because of you, and we are here to serve our diverse community. Our Changing Lives Storyboard is our chance each year to share your stories, the stories of students, parents, teachers, artists, and audience members.



More than half of our budget is dedicated to education. What started in 2001 as a small program in one school, built with passion, elbow grease, and belief that great music has the power to positively change kids’ lives, has grown – thanks to you – to serve thousands of kids in fifty Austin schools in rigorous, enriching, for-credit courses at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

The curriculum and training methods we developed along the way are now used internationally, our team is increasingly called upon to help build similar programs all over the country, and Texas Education Association has just adopted classical guitar as a statewide TEKS-supported course.

The majority of gifts to ACG go to support this, our most vital and rapidly-growing, program. For more information about this program, visit any of these pages on our website: How to Give, Education Overview, 2013-14 Education Progress Report, ACG Curriculum, ACG Online Student Magazine, Austin Classical Guitar Youth Orchestra.



ACG maintains seven performance series: International, Summer Chamber, Classical Cactus, Austin Guitar Salon, Play!, Community Concerts, and FlamencoAustin. We are often responsible for bringing artists to the US for the very first time, including past ACG artists Niño de Pura, Yamandú Costa, the Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Duo(who played for us a third time two nights ago, and were amazing!), and many more.

Our free Community Concerts have been performed for more than 40,000 diverse audience members, and we’ve brought artists from all over the globe, including all of the world’s most famous active classical guitar recording and performing artists, and many rising stars.

Is there a particularly memorable concert for you? Respond to this email with your story for our storyboard. We’d love to share it.

Gifts can be made to help ACG with our general operating expenses, but you can also make gifts to support specific concerts or programs. Sponsorship opportunities are online here, and April Long welcomes your call at 512-300-2247 to discuss what might work best for you or your business.


Giving to Austin Classical Guitar

All gifts to ACG are tax-deductible. ACG can accept gifts of stock and other properties as well, just give us a call at 512-300-2247. A growing number of our friends are joining our Legacy Circle, naming ACG in their estate plans.

As a locally-based non-profit organization, nearly all gifts donated to ACG stay right here in our community paid to artists, local vendors, and the people who make ACG happen day to day. Resources that don’t stay in Austin are given to the amazing artists we bring to Austin from around the globe, artists who enrich our lives in indescribable, unforgettable ways.

Gifts can be made one time or as recurring pledges. Gifts may be made in honor of someone or something. Gifts can be made to sponsor certain programs or events.

Even if now if not the right time to give, we hope you’ll consider participating in our Storyboard in the next few months either as a contributor or a reader.

Thank you for making Austin Classical Guitar possible, and we look forward to sharing music with you again very soon.