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About the 1st Summer Texas Toot

May 31 - June 6, 1999

If you have already registered, here are the schedule and housing details.

The long-awaited Summer edition of the Texas TOOT (Texas Early Music Festival) has finally arrived! The Summer TOOT is scheduled for May 31 - June 6, 1999 on the campus of Concordia University in Austin.

With classes Tuesday, June 1 through Saturday, June 5, evening concerts, dancing, lectures, a student recital, and (of course) the famed Krummhorn Konklave, the Summer TOOT promises to have much more to offer than does its namesake, the yearly November weekend TOOT in East Texas.

Summer TOOT participants will have the opportunity to work with faculty from the east coast, the west coast, and Texas, developing skills and knowledge of repertoire over five daily classes. The Saturday afternoon student recital will give many of us our first opportunity to play for each other.

The workshop begins with classes Tuesday morning, June 1, and concludes with a banquet Saturday night, June 5; but participants may arrive Monday evening, May 31, or stay over the night of June 5 and leave Sunday, June 6. Our Thursday afternoon "off" can be spent pursuing Austin's numerous recreational and cultural opportunities.

Registration deadline was May 1

If you haven't registered yet, please do so now. We don't want to miss you! Please see below for pricing and other registration details.

You may also register online, but we still need to receive your deposit check via snail-mail.


  • Sara Funkhouser
    Fort Worth Early Music, Kansas State University Collegium, freelance Baroque oboe and recorder playing
  • Dell Hollingsworth
    La Folia Austin Baroque Ensemble, Harry Ransom Music Research Center, UT Austin
  • Herb Myers
    Curstor, Stanford University musical instrument collection; The Whole Noyse, Magnificat, New York Pro Musica
  • Harriet Woldt
    Fort Worth Early Music, Viola da Gamba Society of America Board of Directors, Texas Christian University
  • Tom Zajac
    Piffaro, Waverly Consort, Amherst Workshop, Mannes College of Music
  • Also Becky Baxter, Frank Shirley, Bruce Brogdon, Susan Barton, David Barton

For recorder players:
  • technique classes at all levels
  • Renaissance recorder ensemble
  • music of William Byrd for recorders
  • advanced recorder ensemble
Other wind classes:
  • double reeds
  • Renaissance flute ensemble
  • krummhorns
For string players:
  • viol technique
  • two viol consort classes
  • beginning viol
  • Renaissance violin band
  • vielles
  • beginning harp
  • lute ensemble
Classes for all participants, including singers:
  • The art of Renaissance consort playing
  • 15th century repertoire
  • basic Baroque technique
  • drone instruments (bagpipe and hurdy-gurdy)
  • Renaissance improvisation
  • large-group playing sessions
  • drop-in madrigal singing sessions
Instrument Doctor

Herb Myers, in addition to teaching, will serve as our instrument doctor. He will revoice recorders, tune wind instruments, and do other small repairs if possible. Most important, he will diagnose your instrument's ills.


  • La Folia Austin Baroque
  • Harpist Becky Baxter
  • faculty concert
All concerts will be followed by dancing.

Krummhorn Konklave

Those who know about the TOOT's famous Krummhorn Konklave won't want to miss this one! For this workshop - since we're right down the road from Schotz (beer) Garten - we've arranged to have the Krummhorn Konklave on Friday night at Schotz's, in its private meeting room (which even has Renaissance art on the wall!). We believe that Schotz's - and the art of krummhorn playing - will never be the same!

Concordia University

Concordia University's enclosed, tree-shaded campus is located on 20 acres just minutes from downtown Austin and within walking distance of the University of Texas. Classes will be held in the performing arts center, dormitory lounges, or the chapel. Concordia's buildings are situated close together and reached by walkways shaded by large trees. All facilities are air-conditioned. Concordia's cafeteria has a degreed nutritionist on staff; vegetarian meals are offered.

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