Youth Ensemble Auditions

Auditioning for ACG Youth Ensembles

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

Auditions are closed at this time. Each year, guitarists audition in in May for the following season. There is no fee to audition. Our season runs from September through April.

If you would like to be notified when auditions are being schedule, please email Joe Williams at

Audition requirements

Prepared pieces: Perform one or two pieces of your choice. There is no time requirement, but auditionees will be stopped at roughly 5 minutes. Pieces can be from any time period. Please read more about the expected level of repertoire of the ACG Youth Camerata and ACG Youth Orchestra and choose what is most appropriate for you.

Scale: A one or two-octave G major scale with i and m alternation.

Prepared Excerpt: An excerpt which will be sent to all auditionees in advance. The performance of the excerpt must include all fingerings and dynamics at the set tempo.

Sight reading: A short sight reading excerpt will be provided during your audition. The excerpt will be in first position with simple rhythms. Students will be given one full minute to look over the excerpt and perform the rhythm, melodic, and dynamic material to the best of their ability.