Toot History and Photos
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.
Mediterranean Musical Miscellany:
France, Italy & Spain, c.1300-c.1750
Saskia Coolen, Mary Springfels, Becky Baxter,
Robert Wiemken, Peter Maund, and Tom Zajac
Class Schedule & Signup is Online!
Please join us for the 2013 Summer Texas Toot! 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 2013 Summer Toot is at your fingertips! just click on the Summer Toot link on the left. Registration forms for the 2013 Summer Toot are now online – or here is a paper registration form you can print, fill out and send in.
And if you'd like to help spread the word about the Toot, here is a full-color letter-size brochure you can print and hand out (it's designed to be printed double-sided and tri-folded).
Please make plans now to join us for the 2012 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 16-18, 2012.
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.Come to the Toot for a great, affordable early music workshop experience!
Music to be prepared and performed:
This year, rather than preparing a Mass, the retreat will prepare a Vespers service with music of Cristóbal de Morales (ca. 1500-1553), Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611), and Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599). We are not singing a Mass because the retreat has by necessity been scheduled during Lent, when complete polyphonic Masses are not sung.
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: email@example.com
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