ACMS is privileged to host the Austin Chamber Music Center on Saturday. It is also our pleasure to have in residence at our school the Texas Early Music Project and LOLA (Local Opera, Local Artists), and we enjoy having the Austin Jazz Workshop rehearse in our studios. Please learn more about the work these fine musicians do in our community.
Ruby Jane, an Artist in Residence at ACMS, is an eighteen year old fiddle prodigy turned national touring artist. She has been addicted to the fiddle since she was 2 years old. She was the youngest ever invited fiddler on the Grand Ole Opry. She has toured and performed with Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Big and Rich, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Blues Traveler, Mark O’Connor, Asleep at the Wheel, and many more. Born in Texas, raised in Mississippi, and now in Austin, Ruby Jane has fronted her own band and toured for years. Recent performances include Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Festival, and SXSW. She writes and sings her songs in a voice that resonates with compelling emotion. Her debut, self-released studio album, “Celebrity (Empire of Emptiness),” was released in June 2012. Her new single “Ticket Out”, recorded in Los Angeles with producer Mario Marchetti (Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez, JoJo, and more), will hit the worldwide web in November, 2013.
Founded in 1987 by Daniel Johnson, the Texas Early Music Project is dedicated to preserving and advancing the art of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical music through performance, recordings, and educational outreach.
View the 2014-2015 concert schedule and buy tickets
LOLA is committed to cultivating the future of opera by offering new approaches to experiencing this particular musical genre and type of singing. Our focus is on integrity in our approach to this art form, to the Austin community, and to each other.
In the summer of 2014, LOLA was created by professional opera singer, arts administrator, and long-time Austin resident Liz Cass and opera director and Austin resident, Rebecca Herman with the idea of creating an all-female production of Puccini’s classic opera, La Bohème. LOLA has been the recipient of several awards, including three Austin Critic’s Table awards (La Femme Bohème) and the Critic’s Pick for “Best Reason to Raise Your Voice” (Austin Chronicle, 2015). In July, LOLA celebrated its first birthday with a party featuring over a dozen of Austin’s brightest operatic talent at the North Door.
Part of the LOLA mission is to meet people where they are and introduce them to opera. Our productions have attracted longtime opera aficionados and a large number of people having their first experience with the art form. In the Austin community and the world at large, it is very easy to go our respective ways and encounter not only our limited daily existence but also only those who exist in it. As an immediate and global community, It is vital for people from all walks of life to sit in a room and have a larger shared experience together.