Adult Division

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The Adult Division is designed for 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 to select Festival Concerts.

After two years away, our first priority at the 2022 Summer Workshop is student, faculty, staff, and community safety. We are closely monitoring the pandemic and its impact on in-person rehearsals, performances, and gatherings. Updated COVID safety precautions will be sent out to all registered families, participants, and guests as the Workshop nears. ACMC will be following all City of Austin, CDC, and/or venue guidelines. Set protocols are subject to change before and during the Workshop.

Important Dates

Registration Deadline Tuesday, May 10 at 11:59 PM 
No tuition refunds will be given after this date Monday, June 20
Chamber Ensemble & Chamber Orchestra rehearsals begin Thursday, July 7
Final performances in Bates Recital Hall – FREE Admission Wednesday, July 20 @ 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 will receive UT parking options prior to the start of the workshop but ultimately 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:
Thursday, July 7: rehearsal from 6:00-7:30pm
Monday, July 11: rehearsal from 6:00-7:30pm
Tuesday, July 12: rehearsal from 6:00-7:30pm
Thursday, July 14: rehearsal from 6:00-7:30pm
Monday, July 18: masterclass at 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 19: rehearsal from 6:00-7:30pm
Wednesday, July 20: final performance in Bates Recital Hall at 7:30pm

Tuition = $275 | No tuition refunds will be given after June 20, 2022


Option 2: Chamber Orchestra (string players only)

Small chamber orchestra conducted by Dr. 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 string players only. Repertoire will be chosen based on enrollment and playing levels. No placement audition required.

Rehearsal dates and performance:
Thursday, July 7: rehearsal from 7:45-9:00pm
Monday, July 11: rehearsal from 7:45-9:00pm
Tuesday, July 12: rehearsal from 7:45-9:00pm
Thursday, July 14: rehearsal from 7:45-9:00pm
Tuesday, July 19: rehearsal from 7:45-9:00pm
Wednesday, July 20: final performance in Bates Recital Hall at 7:30pm

Tuition = $65 | No tuition refunds will be given after June 20, 2022


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 string players only. Placement audition required (see below).

Rehearsal dates and performances:
Thursday, July 7: chamber ensemble 6:00-7:30pm | chamber orchestra 7:45-9:00pm
Monday, July 11: chamber ensemble 6:00-7:30pm | chamber orchestra 7:45-9:00pm
Tuesday, July 12: chamber ensemble 6:00-7:30pm | chamber orchestra 7:45-9:00pm
Thursday, July 14: chamber ensemble 6:00-7:30pm | chamber orchestra 7:45-9:00pm
Monday, July 18: chamber ensemble masterclass at 6:00pm (no chamber orchestra rehearsal)
Tuesday, July 19: chamber ensemble 6:00-7:30pm | chamber orchestra 7:45-9:00pm
Wednesday, July 20: final performances in Bates Recital Hall at 7:30pm

Tuition = $340 | No tuition refunds will be given after June 20, 2022

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 tuition is 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 in the spring 2022 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

  • Instead of an in-person audition, submit a video audition
  • Video submission deadline:  Monday, May 23
  • Video audition material: One movement of a solo OR one etude, of your choice, that showcases your current playing level musically and technically
  • Email your video to Jeni at jeni@austinchambermusic.org
    • Video delivery formats: Google Drive or Dropbox
    • 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 21 from 9am to 1pm
    • Audition day 2: Saturday, May 28 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 28
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