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Texas Toot, Inc.
(formerly known as The Texas Early Music Festival)

Who We Are

The Texas Toot is a Texas-based non-profit devoted to early music education and performance, presenting two workshops each year. The Fall Texas Toot is a short weekend workshop with instruction in recorders, viols, early reeds, harp, lute, voice, and more. The Summer Texas Toot offers a one-week program of classes at all levels, focusing on Renaissance and Baroque music, but with offerings for Medieval and 21st century enthusiasts as well. Expert instructors in recorder, viol, early reeds, lute, harp, and voice will tend to young professionals, seasoned amateurs, and eager beginners with equal care. The Toot also sponsors or supports other events, including the Renaissance Polyphony Weekend.

About the 17th Summer Texas Toot

June 7-13, 2015

Frances Blaker, Alison Melville, Tom Zajac,
Mary Springfels, and Peter Maund

Photo of Frances Blaker Photo of Alison Melville Photo of Tom Zajac
Photo of Mary Springfels Photo of Peter Maund

Register Online!

Please join us for the 2015 Summer Texas Toot ... "more than recorders"! The beautiful campus of Concordia University will once again be our home. And as always, we'll have outstanding faculty members teaching viol, reeds, lute, harp, and other instruments, as well as voice and ensembles.

More information on the 2015 Summer Toot is at your fingertips! just click on the Summer Toot link on the left.

39th Annual Fall Toot
Nov 21 - 23, 2014

If you've registered, you can now make your class selections!

Please make plans now to join us for the 2014 Fall Toot, with an excellent lineup of all-star faculty! The Fall Toot will be held once again at Lakeview Methodist Conference Center near Palestine, Texas. As always, it's the weekend before Thanksgiving — Nov 21-23, 2014.

Once again! Bring-a-Friend tuition discount — invite a first-time participant to come to the Fall Toot, and get a 20% discount on your tuition! Or bring back a former Tooter who's been gone 5 or more years, and get a 10% discount. Share the fun, and save! -- so be sure to get your reservations and deposits in as soon as possible.

Full faculty bios, as well as pricing information and other details, can be seen (when available, around September) by clicking on the Fall Toot link on the left.

If you've registered, you can now make your class selections! Come to the Toot for a great, affordable early music workshop experience!

24th Annual Renaissance Polyphony Weekend
January 23 - 25, 2015
New location: Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3815 Oaklawn Ave.

Music to be prepared: Cristóbal de Morales' Missa de Beata Virgine, along with related motets and Gregorian chant.

For complete details about this year's workshop, see the brochure — or click on the Polyphony Weekend link in the left-hand menu.

If you have questions about the Polyphony Weekend, please e-mail us:

Two ways to support the Texas Toot:

(1) If you are an Amazon or Amazon Prime shopper, here is an easy way to support the Texas Toot: click this link and sign up for Amazon Smile. Just start your shopping from, and you'll be able to buy anything you could at regular Amazon -- and the Toot will benefit!

(2) Donate to the Texas Toot quickly and easily through PayPal! You need not have a PayPal account; they will securely process a payment from your own credit card (look for a Lock symbol, or the URL starting "https" to see that it is secured).

Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, and you will receive a receipt for tax purposes.

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