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About the 19th Summer Texas Toot

June 3-9, 2018

Alison Melville, Héloïse Degrugillier, Therese Honey, and Brent Wissick

Class Schedule & Signup is online!

Housing and meal prices have been finalized -- and our estimates were very close!

The Summer Texas Toot offers a one-week program of classes at all levels, focusing on Renaissance and Baroque music, but also ranging from Medieval to Sephardic to 21st century. Expert instructors in recorder, viol, lute, harp, percussion, and voice will teach technique classes, coach one-on-a-part groups, and lead larger ensembles, both mixed and whole.

We welcome Alison Melville and Héloïse Degrugillier as the featured recorder faculty for this Summer's Texas Toot! Brent Wissick heads up the viola da gamba faculty, rejoining us after his first appearance a few years back. Therese Honey will once again lead our robust and growing historical harp contingent; Scott Horton and Danny Johnson will instruct the lute and vocal students.

In conjunction with the Toot, there will be several concerts open to the public. Our world-class faculty this year includes:

... and more!

Our classes include an array of small, one-on-a-part Renaissance and Baroque ensembles and larger mixed vocal and instrumental groups. The size of the workshop enables us to create classes for all levels of students, from those of modest skills to advanced players and singers.

The Summer Texas Toot's home is the campus of Concordia University, a stunning 389-acre site nestled in the Hill Country of Northwest Austin. The new facilities include air-conditioned classrooms and dorm accommodations, all easily walkable, and filled with trees, shade, and beautiful sunsets. Plan to join us for this friendly but intensive workshop!

Here is a map of the Concordia campus, as well as driving directions to the campus from various points.

Look at our Faculty bios; the general daily schedule and nightly special events are now posted here on the Toot Website.

ARS Scholarship help available!
The American Recorder Society awards scholarships for weekend and week-long recorder workshops. Anyone needing financial assistance to attend a workshop may apply. For week-long workshops, please apply two months before funding is needed. For summer workshops like the Toot, applications must be postmarked or received electronically by April 16, 2018.

More information is available at the ARS website. At the bottom of the page, you can download an application form for scholarship help. Easy!

If you prefer to do things on paper, or would like an easy way to invite others to join you at the Toot, here is a paper registration form you can print, fill out and send in.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Texas Tradition!

The Texas Toot Summer Workshop reserves the right to modify programs and faculty rosters in response to enrollment, student preferences, and playing levels.

Additional Contact Info

The Texas Toot
Daniel Johnson, Workshop Director

Feel free to write, call, or email us if you have questions or need further information.

Danny Johnson
Attn: Texas Toot
PO Box 4328
Austin TX 78765
Phone: (512) 578-8040

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