The mission of Austin Classical Guitar is to inspire individuals in the communities we serve through musical experiences of deep personal significance. As the largest non-profit dedicated to classical guitar in the U.S., ACG’s primary programming area is education, having built classroom-based guitar programs in over 60 schools in and around Austin serving thousands of students each week. ACG also offers the only for-credit fine arts course available to incarcerated youth in Travis County as well as braille-adapted instruction at Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired. Through a partnership with Carnegie Hall, ACG offers the Lullaby Project, an arts intervention for new and expecting mothers facing economic, social, and psychological challenges.
ACG is the leading presenter of classical guitar in the United States, presenting nearly 100 concerts annually that showcase the instrument’s touring artists, along with local and regional talent.