Austin Classical Guitar Community Ensembles

Registration for the 2023-24 season is now closed.
If you would like to be notified when registration opens for next season, please complete and submit the Ensemble Interest form at the bottom of this page.

The ACG Community Ensembles offer a welcoming environment for adults to make music with others who share your passion! Under the direction of Tony Mariano, there are opportunities for players at various experience levels.


ACG Community Ensembles are open by interview to any classical guitarist 18 years of age and older.

ACG Chamber Ensemble

This ensemble meets weekly on Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m., and is intended for experienced players interested in performing advanced repertoire. Members should have command of scale, slur, and arpeggio techniques and be fluent readers in multiple positions.

ACG Guitar Choir

This ensemble meets weekly on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and is designed for intermediate players with a desire to perform beautiful music. Members should be able to read in first position, have a stable technique, and interest in developing their technical and musical abilities.

Placement Interviews

Placement interviews are held every August for new members. These interviews are free, informal, and provide a chance to get to know you, hear you play, and provide feedback. Placement interviews will be held in person at The Baker Center.

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 im alternation.
  • A short sight reading excerpt in first position with simple rhythms provided at the interview
  • ACG Ensemble Interest Form

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