Armstrong Community Music School remains committed to serving Austin by providing excellent music education opportunities to all. ACMS has been fortunate as an organization to maneuver most classes and lessons to an online format during the shelter in place period. This includes free programming provided at several locations serving many of Austin’s most underserved populations as part of our Harmony Initiative. As a nonprofit organization ACMS always welcomes and seeks financial support to stay on track with the costs associated with keeping these commitments. Your unrestricted contribution ensures that ACMS will continue to provide these opportunities while offering stability for faculty and staff. 

ACMS Jazz Ensemble

Lucas Quintana, Director
Summer Session: June 3—July 10 (6 weeks)
Twice weekly rehearsals on Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00—7:30
$360, Includes Materials

Video Auditions due May 1


Auditioned quintet for intermediate to advanced students interested in learning to play Jazz. Piano, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, and Bass invited to audition.

Our goal is to help promote a cooperative musical environment where intermediate to advanced students can learn how to improvise and perform in group. We will be focusing on Swing, Blues, Bossa Nova and Ballads, which are 4 genres that have been pillars in the creation of Jazz. There will be an emphasis on theory, harmony, Jazz History and above all performance. The students will also perform at Armstrong and hopefully around town for the general public.


Audition Requirements:
Perform two of the following pieces either solo (Piano, Woodwinds, and Brass) or with accompaniment (Bass and Percussion) and send video audition to If approved, an in-person audition will be scheduled.

Misty – Erroll Garner
Blue Monk – Thelonius Monk
Girl From Ipanema – A. Carlos Jobim
All Of Me – Gerald Marks
Blue Bossa – Al Foster


Armstrong Community Music School
404 Camp Craft Road Austin, Texas 78746

Phone: 512-474-2331