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Armstrong Community Music School
Austin Lyric Opera can't help but sing about 10 years of music instruction
"...been a decade since Austin Lyric Opera opened the Armstrong Community Music School?..."

March 26, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Margaret Perry: A Life of Music
Classical community honors the late educator in concert Friday
"...for her memorial service: No photos, no speeches, just music. Considering how she'd devoted her life to music, that..."

May 23, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

A Guide to Austin Classical Music
The virtuosi who know the score and make beautiful music happen here
"...word "classical" throw you. In the context of classical music in Austin, it doesn't mean formal. It doesn't mean..."

April 26, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Best Classical Music Education for the Masses
Armstrong Community School of Music
"...One of the most striking things about the Armstong Community Music School, located in the modernly elegant Austin Lyric..."

Oct. 14, 2005 Best of Austin Feature

What Is Important About Music?
"...wayside [“Austin Lyric Opera,” the Arts, Aug. 19]. The Armstrong Community Music School is a wonderful place. Its impending..."

Aug. 28, 2011 Postmarks

2008 Austin Chamber Music Festival Schedule
"...1pm, Brentwood Christian School, 11908 N. Lamar Friday, July 11..."

July 11, 2008 Arts Feature

Faster Than Sound: Ukeme Maps the Music Genome
Multidisciplinarian Jason Ikpatt ponders community across arts and sciences
"...animal species, and working with friends to build a community space on 38 acres in Arizona...."

Oct. 23, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Battling for Music, History, and Learning
Juneteenth Battle of the Bands competition harkens back to days when marching bands enjoyed a celebrated place in Austin's black community, and creates opportunity for greater future African-American involvement in school bands.
"...came for business," Patterson said approvingly, watching the Louisiana musicians file by. "They're sharp." Across the field, the Austin..."

June 24, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

1999 SXSW Music Festival
"...House. Like the Armadillo, the Opera House was sacred musical ground, and you need dig down only a layer..."

March 19, 1999 Music Feature

Austin Lyric Opera
ALO is selling its headquarters and losing its community music school
"...on Barton Springs Road and sever ties with the Armstrong Community Music School which has operated in that facility..."

Aug. 19, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Lyric Opera's Stampede
The opera launches a festival to celebrate Austin's musical diversity
"...When you talk up that "live music capital of the world" thing, you include opera in..."

Oct. 29, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Seeds of Inspiration
The 2012 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...inevitably comes up whenever two members of Austin's creative community connect. We stay so active here all the time..."

June 1, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
A big gift for Austin Lyric Opera, national honors for two of Austin's young classical musicians, and TexARTS sails up a Big River in January
"...• Longtime arts patron James C. Armstrong has given Austin Lyric Opera $500,000 to endow the..."

Nov. 17, 2006 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The joyful debut of the new Austin Lyric Opera headquarters and community music school.
"...sang, bands played, birds warbled -- all manner of music helped welcome the new Austin Lyric Opera office center..."

May 5, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The Thousand-String Guitar
Austin gets the world jazzed about classical guitar
"...classroom at Austin High, polishing their skills at making music...."

June 18, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Texas Young Composers Concert
For the third time, the Austin Symphony gives Texas composers under 18 a chance to be heard
"...exception of a few select superstars in the classical music firmament, composers who write orchestral music can almost expect..."

March 29, 2013 Arts Feature by Natalie Zeldin

Austin Lyric Opera
With the sale of the Heller Opera Center, ALO is back in the black
"...director. There's also the business of cutting loose the Armstrong Community Music School, which has been a major part..."

Jan. 13, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Emily Sings
New Texas Music Works is kicking off the ninth annual New Texas Festival with the Emily Dickinson Song Symposium. A conference dedicated to art songs featuring texts by the master American poet.
"...So wrote the poet Emily Dickinson, and New Texas Music Works has taken her command to heart. This week,..."

May 17, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'La Femme Bohème'
Puccini's Bohemians get an all-gal makeover
"...Cass notes. In a talk about Puccini at the Armstrong Community Music School, "Margaret made the great point that..."

June 20, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
UT Opera scores a wealth of green while ALO is in the black, and Salvage Vanguard Labor Party wins a vote of financial confidence
"...annual fund contributions from individuals and corporations, and the Armstrong Community Music School closing the year in the black...."

Sept. 10, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The Dallas-based Meadows Foundation proves to be a true friend to the Austin arts in hard times with three special grants to Austin Lyric Opera, Zachary Scott Theatre Center, and Mexic-Arte Museum.
"...reconsidered the company's original grant request to support its Armstrong Community Music School and decided instead to support the..."

Aug. 30, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Six Under 17
"...with her mother, Chey. Alex, 16, attends the Austin School of Rock and Roll and studies under Alvin Crow,..."

Jan. 16, 2009 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Playback: Walter Tragert Rises Up Singin’
Musician with MS finds hope in a songbook, Margaret Moser passes, and last shots at Bull McCabe's
"...into turmoil couldn't be any more detrimental to a musician. Walter Tragert would know. The local songwriter and educator,..."

Sept. 1, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Dancing About Architecture
Christmastime comes to Austin.
" this point, however. Public Access and the Austin Music Network have already gotten into the act; I've spotted..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

In Memoriam: Jo Anne Christian
Arts patron, leading force in building Long Center has died
"...of the impact that she had on our creative community that the music played for Christian in her last..."

Nov. 14, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Shostakovich 100
The year-long celebration Shostakovich 100 continues, and here's where to get your fix of the Russian composer's music through the rest of this winter
" two sets of excerpts from/improvisations on the composer's music, including the Violin Concerto, Cello Concerto, Aphorisms for solo..."

Feb. 24, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

City Council adopts new guidelines for the Cultural Arts Funding Program, Michelle Schumann shoots off for a Canadian piano competition, and some 'palpable hits' to get your sweet William for Shakespeare's birthday
"...pianists competing? Hie thee to the Austin Lyric Opera Armstrong Community Music School, 901 Barton Springs Rd., Thursday, April..."

April 23, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Birthday Cage
Pianist Michelle Schumann celebrates the 90th anniversary of the birth of musical innovator John Cage.
"...between some piano strings for a piece of concert music...."

Sept. 6, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Public Notice
Our weekly calendar of activist and volunteer events and fundraisers.
"...possibly think of missing this week's The Sound of Music: Sing-a-Long at the Paramount Theatre this Saturday, July 29...."

July 28, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

Short Cuts
Waking Life to premiere in Austin, Regal announces canned goods = free movies, and some film score schooling with Brian Satterwhite.
"...composer Brian Satterwhite will be teaching three new film music courses through the Armstrong Community Music School and Boxer..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

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