3:00 PM15:00

Austin Symphony Orchestra Halloween Children's Concert


It’s creepy, crawly and so much fun it’s spooky! Your little ghost or goblin will help haunt the Long Center for the Performing Arts for the Austin Symphony’s annual Halloween Children’s Concert. This exciting concert features frightfully fun symphonic music that is stimulating for young eyes and ears (ages 2–10). The entire family is invited to dress up in their favorite costume and enjoy “boo-tiful” music with their Austin Symphony Orchestra!

This season’s featured piece will be selections from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake with narration by Austin storyteller, Bernadette Nason. Other fun pieces will be performed that will keep you and your entire family entertained.


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9:00 AM09:00

ABRSM Practical Exams

I am pleased to announce that the upcoming exam in Austin will be from Wednesday, November 27. You should receive your exact exam schedules in the mail roughly within the month, or you can check with me. Please note that the applicant will receive the schedule, not the candidate (student). Please distribute the final schedule you receive to your individual candidates as you see fit.

If you have any questions regarding the location, payment processing, or cancellation policy, please see the ABRSM-Texas page for detailed information.

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11:00 AM11:00

ABRSM Meet & Greet with Rep

Monday, 10/21 @ 11:00am

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church
6800 Woodrow Avenue
Austin, TX 78757

Come meet Natalie Voogt, the ABRSM Representative for Austin, Dallas & Houston! The Meet & Greet is certainly for any and everyone who wishes to learn more about ABRSM

Please RSVP if you plan to attend!


I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself as I will be serving as the new ABRSM representative for Austin region beginning August, 2019.  My name is Natalie Voogt, and like many of you, I am a musician and an educator.  I am honored to follow in the footsteps of Gelene Johnson and the tremendous work she has done as a music advocate and ABRSM representative. I look forward to doing the same for Austin in the years to come.

I wish to have the privilege to meet you in the near future, but until then -- allow me to tell you a little bit about myself.  I am currently the executive director at Campbell Learning Center, a nonprofit arts organization in Houston, benefiting the Spring Branch and greater Houston communities.  I am very passionate about arts education and have taught in the school districts for over 10 years, all the while teaching music privately over the past 20 years.  I have personally participated as an ABRSM candidate in my youth and have therefore seen the program from various perspectives: as a candidate, an applicant, an instructor, and a local vendor of ABRSM materials.  I have always found ABRSM's comprehensive curriculum to be highly regarded and a prevailing international standard within music education.  Therefore, I am thrilled to continue advocating for the program as a local representative.  

Please let me know how I can be of assistance and a resource to you as we reach the Austin population together with music.  I will be connecting with you in a separate email regarding the approaching Winter session deadlines.  In the meantime, please find some important information below, and a FAQ's document attached to this email:

Updated Contact Information

Rep Name:  Natalie Voogt

Entry Address: ABRSM Entries, Suite 101.  1440 Campbell Road.  Houston, TX  77055

Telephone number:  832-303-9307

Office Hours:  10am-2pm Mon-Friday.  After 2pm: by appointment only.

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7:00 PM19:00

Austin Symphonic Band: Fall Concert in the Park

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Zilker Hillside Theater

2206 William Barton Dr.

Austin, Texas 78704

Admission: Free

Join the Austin Symphonic Band for a concert of great marches from around the world, including movie marches and band classics. Cool off and relax under the majestic oaks and pecans at the beautiful Zilker Hillside Theater, as the band plays on!

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