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About the 4th Summer Texas Toot

June 2 - June 8, 2002

Featuring Saskia Coolen from Holland
Martha Bishop (viols)

The Texas Toot, a grass roots early music workshop, turns 26 this year. Though the Toot began as a recorder workshop, for the last several years an increasingly wide range of early instruments has been taught by a faculty of world-class performers and pedagogues. Four years ago, the Toot added a summer workshop to its schedule and offered the Flanders Recorder Quartet as the core of its recorder faculty for two years. This year we are pleased to feature Saskia Coolen (Holland), Frances Blaker, Sara Funkhouser, Tom Zajac, Jan Jackson, and more for a diverse and expansive recorder faculty team, which will be offering a wide range of technique and repertory classes for soloists and ensembles, 20th century recorder music, broken consorts, master classes for soloists, van-Eyck-style variations, virtuoso music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, and more.

Martha Bishop and James Brown will be heading up an extensive range of viola da gamba courses for all levels of players; historical harp classes with Becky Baxter and lute courses with Bruce Brogden will also be available. Sara Funkhouser and Piffaro's Tom Zajac will teach Renaissance reed courses (krummhorns, cornemuse, bagpipes, shawms) for all levels of players. Classes for beginning and intermediate singers will be offered, as well as percussion for all levels.

This is only a small sampling of the class schedule and the complete faculty list; the complete class schedule with daily special events will be posted here on the Toot website in early May and will be made available for those without access to the website via US mail, email, or by telephone. Our program is open to all, no audition required. We attempt to keep most classes small, and some classes will feature one-on-a-part playing.

All this, and the Krummhorn Konklave too!

The Texas Toot Summer 2002 is held at Concordia University in Austin, Texas. Concordia is a small university affiliated with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Its lovely tree-filled campus is conveniently located just north of the University of Texas campus with easy access to I-35 and lively downtown Austin. In addition to all the main class buildings, which are air conditioned, we are pleased to offer the newly constructed, air conditioned Harms Hall for lodging (all other dorms are undergoing renovation.)

Please read about our outstanding faculty, course offerings, and other attractions at the Texas Toot Summer 2002. Then fill out the registration form and submit it as soon as possible. Feel free to write, call, or email us if you have questions or need further information.

The Texas Toot Summer Festival 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

The Texas Toot
PO Box 4328
Austin, TX, 78765
Phone: 512-371-0099
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