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The Classical Music Consortium of Austin (CMCA) is a service organization founded in 1997 to promote high-quality classical music in the Austin area, and to provide a forum for mutual support of classical music organizations through collaborative activities and sharing of expertise and experience. Each participating organization is committed to the highest standard of music making, presenting both traditional and innovative programming.
SERVICES & ACTIVITIES
Beginning in Fall 2012, CMCA is re-inventing itself! Visit again in early 2013 for more information.
Our member organizations are listed below and are linked to their respective external websites, which will open up in a separate window for your convenience.
Austin Chamber Ensemble: A non-profit organization since 1985, ACE has always had as major goals creative programming, performing new works, artist exchanges and educational presentations.
Austin Classical Guitar Society: The ACGS is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the awareness of the history and literature of the classical guitar and its music through a variety of community based programs.
Austin Handbell Ensemble: The AHE, founded in 1995 to establish a community handbell choir. AHE is dedicated to excellence in ringing and promoting musical education at all levels. AHE collaborates with other groups, performs solo concerts, and records new & classical music.
Austin Singers: The AS have gained a unique position among Austin-area performing groups with their innovative programming uniquely focused on choral works from different cultures and countries.
Chorus Austin: For more than forty years, CA has striven to "Build Community through Vocal Music" by providing excellent musical performances of quality choral literature throughout the Austin community and beyond.
Conspirare: Conspirare, inspired by the belief in music's power to change people's lives, seeks to draw all persons into the embrace of the musical arts by producing world-class choral and orchestral performances.
La Follia Austin Baroque: LFAB, founded in 1980 and based in Austin, TX, performs Baroque music using instruments and performance styles proper to the Baroque period (c. 1600-1750).
Salon Concerts: Founded in 1990 by violinist Robert Rudie, SC is dedicated to the performance of excellent chamber music in the intimate settings for which it was written.
Texas Choral Consort: The TCC sponsors a rich palette of vocal music events, including choral masterworks, voice recitals, and master classes.
Texas Early Music Project: Founded in 1987 by Daniel Johnson, the TEMP is dedicated to preserving and advancing the art of Midieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical music through performance, recordings, and educational outreach.
Members in Hiatus:
Austin Chamber Music Center: The ACMC is dedicated to serving Central Texans by expanding knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of chamber music through the highest quality instruction and performance.
Chamber Soloists of Austin: The city's first resident chamber ensemble, the CSoA has been generating interest in chamber music among local musicians and audiences since 1987 and creating an international reputation for itself.
REVEL: An Austin-based classical band devoted to presenting terrific chamber music concerts that move, delight and inspire––we call them revels. This means that the focus is on sharing and celebrating great music, not protocol. It means that you can come as you are, clap when you feel like it, and let yourself get caught up in the music like no one is watching. In an effort to cultivate both an understanding of classical music and an appreciation for its place in modern society as a relevant, living art from, REVEL’s mission is to bring an exceptional classical music experience to the community that is devoid of all pretension, and yet exhibits the highest artistic caliber.
Wild Basin Winds: Founded in 1996 by five talented musicians who have performed together for almost two decades, the WBW offer polished and imaginative concerts and educational presentations to audiences everywhere.