Education & Outreach

To provide high-quality musical experiences to a broad spectrum of the Austin community and surrounding areas.

 

Education & Outreach

To provide high-quality musical experiences to a broad spectrum of the Austin community and surrounding areas.

 

Interested in the ACO? There are many different opportunities to get involved and support our mission. Find out more today!

To learn more about our education and outreach programs, take a look at some of what we offer below.


The ACO has a number of youth outreach programs. The ACO hosts the annual Amster Chamber Music program, which spotlights exceptional young musicians from the central Texas area. In 2010 and 2012, the orchestra and the Austin Symphonic Band provided free admission for local primary and secondary students to their joint concert in the Dell Hall at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Since the 2013-2014 season, the Austin Civic Orchestra has provided free admission to children 18 and younger.

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What

For our second annual Paint to Music contest, we invite students to create a work of art in the classroom setting while listening to 1712 Overture by P.D.Q. Bach, the selection of our contest committee.

Who

Pre-K through 12th grade students in Austin and surrounding areas are eligible. Teachers facilitate the artwork creation; see the links below for details and entry forms.

When

The deadline for entry is mid-April. Check back in mid-September for more details.

How

Check back in mid-September for art contest rules, mail-in or drop-off information, and important art guidelines.

Why

The purpose of this Paint to Music contest is to encourage our youth to explore the language of music and the role that classical music can play in enhancing creative expression through art.

Celebrate with us!

Selected winning art will be featured in a free art show 2:30-4 p.m. in the lobby of the AISD Performing Arts Center on Sunday, May 13. The art show is in conjunction with a 4 p.m. concert by the Austin Civic Orchestra, which includes a performance of 1712 Overture. See concert details >

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The annual Amster Chamber Music Program provides young musicians, eighteen years of age or less, from Austin and the surrounding area the opportunity to make music in a chamber ensemble and with the ACO.  Competition prizes include college scholarships and the opportunity to perform at Austin Civic Orchestra concerts in the spring.

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