School Concerts

Through School Concerts, ACMC is able to educate by presenting interactive performances of chamber music to elementary, middle, and high school students. Each professional ensemble offers a unique presentation on what it means to play and listen to chamber music.

During the fall and spring semesters, we provide FREE in-person School Concerts to Austin ISD elementary, middle, and high schools.

We’re excited to partner with music teachers. School concerts feature local and visiting musicians who present a variety of chamber music repertoire (from Baroque to new compositions), introducing students to instrument families, invoking discussion, and energizing students to continue–or start–their excitement with music!

ACMC is able to perform at AISD schools FREE of charge because of the generous support of certain individuals, foundations, and corporations. We will gladly accept contributions from your PTA and school to cover concert costs so we can reach as many children as possible. Available funds to support free concerts are limited.


If you’re interested in having a chamber ensemble perform at your school:

  • Performances are tailored for specific grade levels, and available for grades K – 12.
  • Schools are asked to provide two to three periods, back-to-back, on the same day, during which an ensemble can give performances.
  • Since this is a small ensemble performance, the space needs to be a quiet one.

Benefits of School Concerts

ACMC’s performances give students…

  • a unique and intimate concert experience with the opportunity to ask questions
  • a deeper look into instruments families that make up an ensemble
  • knowledge of music terminology and history
  • the opportunity to hear a variety of chamber music literature
  • skills in listening, critical thinking and movement
  • an outlet to explore the elements of playing in small groups
  • inspiration to play an instrument
  • motivation to practice
  • an opportunity to get excited about music with their peers

Schedule Concerts!

Contact Aurel Garza-Tucker, Assistant Director of Education at aurel@austinchambermusic.org, or fill out the below form, to start a conversation about having a group come to your school.

Share Your Feedback

ACMC is able to provide FREE School Concerts through generous sponsors and donors. Please let us know what you and your music students thought by reaching out to Aurel Garza-Tucker or by using the form at the bottom of the page. We would love to see drawings, stories, letters, or reactions from students if you have them!

School Concert funders like to see the impact our programs have on the music community, especially Title 1 schools. Support letters from teachers help us show our funders why these concerts are vital for students of all ages. Without their support, and teacher support, we are not able to make these concerts free to our community!

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