Adult Division

July 2024 Registration Now Closed!

The Adult Division is designed for upper intermediate to advanced avocational players ages 18 and up. ACMC offers both chamber music instruction (2-5 players) as well as the opportunity to play in a chamber orchestra. All participants will receive FREE tickets (preferred seating) to Festival Concerts in June & July.

Important Dates

Registration Deadline  Wednesday, May 1 at 11:59 PM 
No tuition refunds will be given after this date Monday, June 17
Chamber Ensemble & Chamber Orchestra rehearsals begin Sunday, July 7
Final performances in Bates Recital Hall – FREE Admission Wednesday, July 17 at 7:30 PM

TO NOTE BEFORE REGISTERING:

  • Attendance Policy: All participants must commit to attending ALL rehearsals and performances.
  • UT Parking: The Adult Division will take place at the University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music. Please note that there is NO free parking on campus. Participants are responsible for finding their own parking and paying as needed.

Adult Division is divided into 3 enrollment options

Option 1: Chamber Ensemble (wind, brass, string, and piano players)

Musicians will be placed into one (1) chamber ensemble and assigned a professional coach. Musicians will receive 5 rehearsals, a masterclass, and a final performance. This option is open to woodwind, brass, string, and piano players. Placement audition required (see below).

Rehearsal dates and performances:
Sunday, July 7: rehearsal from 4:00-5:30pm
Tuesday, July 9: rehearsal from 6:00-7:30pm
Thursday, July 11: rehearsal from 6:00-7:30pm
Saturday, July 13: rehearsal from 11:00am-12:30pm
Sunday, July 14: masterclass at 5:30pm
Tuesday, July 16: rehearsal from 6:00-7:30pm
Wednesday, July 17: final performance in Bates Recital Hall at 7:30pm

Tuition = $325 | Tuition total includes processing fees | No tuition refunds will be given after June 17, 2024 | Tuition cannot be credited to any other ACMC program


Option 2: Chamber Orchestra (string players only)

Small chamber orchestra conducted by Robert Radmer, Music Director of Balcones Orchestra and Central Texas Medical Orchestra. Musicians will receive 5 rehearsals and a final performance. This option is open to upper intermediate to advanced string players only. Repertoire will be chosen based on enrollment and playing levels. No placement audition required.

Rehearsal dates and performance:
Sunday, July 7: rehearsal from 5:45-7:00pm
Tuesday, July 9: rehearsal from 7:45-9:00pm
Thursday, July 11: rehearsal from 7:45-9:00pm
Saturday, July 13: rehearsal from 12:45-2:00pm
Tuesday, July 16: rehearsal from 7:45-9:00pm
Wednesday, July 17: final performance in Bates Recital Hall at 7:30pm

Tuition = $80 | Tuition total includes processing fees | No tuition refunds will be given after June 17, 2024 | Tuition cannot be credited to any other ACMC program


Option 3: Chamber Ensemble & Chamber Orchestra (string players only)

Musicians will be placed into one (1) chamber ensemble and the chamber orchestra. See Option 1 & Option 2 information above for more details. This option is open to upper intermediate to advanced string players only. Placement audition required (see below).

Rehearsal dates and performances:
Sunday, July 7: chamber ensemble 4:00-5:30pm | chamber orchestra 5:45-7:00pm
Tuesday, July 9: chamber ensemble 6:00-7:30pm | chamber orchestra 7:45-9:00pm
Thursday, July 11: chamber ensemble 6:00-7:30pm | chamber orchestra 7:45-9:00pm
Saturday, July 13: chamber ensemble 11:00am-12:30pm | chamber orchestra 12:45-2:00pm
Sunday, July 14: chamber ensemble masterclass at 5:30pm (no chamber orchestra rehearsal)
Tuesday, July 16: chamber ensemble 6:00-7:30pm | chamber orchestra 7:45-9:00pm
Wednesday, July 17: final performance in Bates Recital Hall at 7:30pm

Tuition = $405 | Tuition total includes processing fees | No tuition refunds will be given after June 17, 2024 | Tuition cannot be credited to any other ACMC program

Placement Auditions

Placement auditions are for chamber ensemble placement only. If you are registering for the Chamber Orchestra you do not need to do a placement audition. Placement auditions aid faculty in putting together ensembles and are an opportunity for us to meet and hear all participants in the program. No pressure!! Once the online registration and fee are completed you have secured your place in the Workshop. In order to place you into the most appropriate ensemble and to select music we need to hear you! Any questions regarding whether you are ready for chamber music should be directed to Jeni Gossard, Director of Education, BEFORE registering.

All new AND returning adults that did not participate–or do a placement audition–in the spring 2024 Adult Academy semester will be asked to do a placement audition. Auditions are required to get everyone’s most accurate playing level for ensemble pairing and music selecting! The exception: If you have a pre-formed ensemble and want to pick your music then a placement audition is not required.


There are TWO ways to complete a placement audition:

Option 1:  Pre-Record a Video Audition

  • Video submission deadline:  Monday, May 20
  • Video audition material: One movement of a solo OR one etude, of your choice, that showcases your current playing level musically and technically
    • Please be sure you are facing the camera, your background is well lit, and that we can see your full instrument and both hands
  • Email your video to Jeni at jeni@austinchambermusic.org
  • Video delivery formats: Google Drive or Dropbox
  • NOT accepted format: YouTube videos
  • Provide the following in your email:
    • Solo title, movement, and composer OR etude book title and/or number, and composer

Option 2:  Schedule an In-Person Audition

  • In-person auditions will be scheduled individually with Jeni Gossard at the ACMC office: 7600 Burnet Road
  • There will be two in-person audition dates. Individual times will be scheduled with Jeni Gossard once registration has been completed.
    • Audition day 1:  Saturday, May 18  from 9am to 1pm
    • Audition day 2: Saturday, May 25 from 9am to 1pm
  • Audition material: One movement of a solo OR one etude, of your choice, that showcases your current playing level musically and technically
    • All in-person auditions will be video taped
  • All auditions must be completed by May 25
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