Education programs are at the heart of the Austin Chamber Music Center. Numerous educational opportunities support musicians of all ages, levels, and interests.
Adult Academy & Young Artists Academy More Info
Chamber Music isn’t just for kids! ACMC has a thriving adult coaching program for musicians who seek to learn and perform chamber music in a variety of configurations. Groups are formed based on skill level and musical interests and placed with professional musicians for regular coaching sessions.
Young Artists Academy
Designed for students ages 6-18 and meets on Saturday afternoons during the school year at the Armstrong Community Music School. Young artists of comparable age and musical proficiency are placed into small chamber music groups and assigned a professional coach to learn chamber repertoire from the classical canon. Students participate in theory & composition classes, masterclasses, and have multiple performance opportunities.
ChamberFlex More Info
Designed for advanced students who love chamber music and need a more flexible schedule for rehearsals and coachings. Ensembles receive coachings from local professional musicians and participate in a variety of performances and activities. Working in small ensembles instills skills that all young performers can use throughout their education and careers. Chamber music provides the perfect opportunity for a positive peer group dynamic, allowing a productive outlet for artistic exploration, creativity and expression.
Coltman Chamber Music Competition More Info
Begun in the spring of 2010, the annual Felicity Coltman Chamber Music Competition provides performance experience and expert commentary to advanced applicants. Winners of the competition are offered a cash prize in addition to multiple performance opportunities including a live-broadcast on KMFA 89.5.
In-School Coaching Programs More Info
ACMC provides numerous opportunities for students’ musical growth within the AISD and other schools. Now in residence at eight schools within the orchestra and band programs: McCallum Fine Arts Academy, Travis & LBJ/LASA High Schools, Covington, Lamar, Fulmore & Mendez Middle Schools, and East Austin College Prep. ACMC reaches over a hundred and fifty students teaching them the intricacies of musical communication and expression within small ensembles.
School Concerts More Info
Through School Concerts, ACMC is able to educate and perform by presenting interactive performances of chamber music to elementary, middle and high school students. Our concerts take place in the schools, and each of our professional ensembles offers a unique presentation in what it means to play and listen to chamber music.
Summer Workshop More Info
A multi-week chamber music camp that runs simultaneously with the Austin Chamber Music Festival. The Summer Workshop provides musical opportunities for musicians of all ages (Primary Division ages 7-10, Young Artist Division ages 11-18, and Adult Division for avocational musicians ages 19 and up). Activities include chamber music, chamber orchestra, composition, creative & jazz improvisation, singing & solfege, percussion ensemble, and movement classes in addition to coaching and master classes with renown international touring artists.