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Texas Toot Schedule - Fall 2004

The Toot reserves the right to modify programs and faculty rosters in response to enrollment, playing levels, and student preferences. Though the Toot tradition of being able to choose your classes at the last minute will continue, we wish to give the Faculty an estimate of the number of students to prepare for. The list of classes below is not a complete list and if another class that appeals to you is announced at a later date you are not "bound" to your choices below. When you register, please list the class and instrument choices accordingly, but feel free to attend the classes spontaneously.

For background information about our distinguished faculty members, see the Featured Faculty section.

Frances Blaker (Recorders)

Ms. Blaker will be teaching recorder technique for all levels, a consort class for upper intermediate to advanced recorders, Baroque repertoire master class, "Recent Recorder Music" (including pieces composed by Ms. Blaker) for advanced players "who can play sharps and flats without fainting", and more.

Judith Overcash (Voice and Ensemble)

Ms. Overcash will be teaching a lute song class with Bruce Brogdon and Daniel Johnson, solo song master class, singing for non-singers, and a Medieval topics class with Tom Zajac and Daniel Johnson.

Tom Zajac (Recorders and Reeds)

Mr. Zajac will be teaching a loud band ensemble, pipe and tabor, krumhorn ensemble, and a special topics ensemble featuring Renaissance music from Antwerp, and a Medieval topics class with Judith Overcash and Daniel Johnson.

Becky Baxter (Early Harps)

Becky will be teaching beginning harp, a mixed ensemble class for Renaissance dance, and a masterclass (with two sessions) on arranging Medieval and Renaissance repertoire for historical harp.

Bruce Brogdon (Lutes)

Bruce will be teaching lute technique, lute song class with Judith Overcash, and beginning lute.

Karen Burciaga (Viols and Violin)

Karen will be teaching viol consort (German dance music), violin band (violin, viola, cello, viols), English masques and the English-Danish connection; Baroque ensemble (work on ensemble skills, questions of tuning, practice reading facsimiles), and another consort class TBA.

Barbara Coeyman (Viols)

Barbara will be teaching beginning viols, a technique class for intermediate level, and intermediate level consort.

Therese Honey (Harps)

Therese's classes are TBA.

Jan Jackson (Recorders)

Jan will teach a class on unaccompanied Baroque trios (Matthesson, Quantz - intermediate to advanced); a class on "faster finger techiniques" (intermediate); and "playing by ear" (and simple dictation).

Danny Johnson (Voice, Workshop Director)

Danny will share a lute song class with Bruce Brogdon and Judith Overcash; and share a Medieval topics class with Tom Zajac and Judith Overcash.

Dr. Frank Shirley (Recorders)

Frank will teach an ensemble class "Early German Baroque: Music by Scheidt & Schein" for intermediate to advanced recorders; "Bach for Recorders" for upper-intermediate and advanced recorders; and will lead the madrigal sing-a-long on Saturday evening.

Dale Taylor (Winds)

Mr. Taylor's class, "Solving Hemiola-like changes", will address many of the most common problems in Renaissance meter shifts - all instrumentalists and singers are invited. Also, revisiting an old friend, the "Liber Fridolini Sicher" ("Ein altes Spielbuch") for intermediate players.

     
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