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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.
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.Come to the Toot for a great, affordable early music workshop experience!
Music to be prepared and performed: a mass with related motets, the Missa Jam Christus Astra Ascenderat of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saskia Coolen, Alison Melville, Therese Honey,
Ros Morley, and Peter Maund
Class choices (what each teacher will offer) have been posted! Click on a teacher's name to see their classes.
Class Schedule & Signup is Online!
Please join us for the 2014 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 2014 Summer Toot is at your fingertips!
just click on the Summer Toot link on the left.
Support the Texas Toot:
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.
Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, and you will receive a receipt for tax purposes.
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