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About the 48th Fall Texas Toot

48th Annual Fall Toot
Nov 17 - 19, 2023
Lakeview Methodist Conference Center
Palestine, Texas
Frances Blaker and Jennifer Carpenter, recorders
Mary Springfels, viols —— Therese Honey, harp

We hope you will join us for the 2023 Fall Toot, celebrating our 48th year! As usual, we have searched the world to provide you with an excellent lineup of all-star faculty!

Some classes are for learning technique of a specific instrument; others are one-to-a-part ensembles, while others are large ensemble classes. Some classes are for like instruments (all recorders or all viols), but we also offer mixed classes for instrumentalists and vocalists together. 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.

As is our long tradition, the Toot will be at the beautiful Lakeview Methodist Conference Center near Palestine, in East Texas. See the maps and directions page to learn more about where we'll be, how to get there, and so on.

In addition to classes, there will be a faculty concert, madrigal singing, refreshments, and more.

Save some cash! — earn the 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! Be sure to get your reservations and deposits in as soon as possible.

Volunteering to Help

As always at the Toot, we love to schmooze together at break times, and learn who the good cooks are! If you can help with the snacks in the break-room (either by helping to set out the food, helping with clean-up, etc) please let us know in advance. If you can provide snacks, fruit, nuts, cheese and crackers, etc (drinks are always welcome too), then bring them with you. After an invigorating playing session, it's great to relax with some fresh grapes, peanut M&Ms, or sausage and cheese balls. Be creative and generous!

Look at the Faculty and Class sections for faculty bios and lists of classes being offered.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Texas Tradition!

IMPORTANT COVID-19 information for all registrants:

While it is exciting to return to playing together in person, we must recognize that the Covid-19 virus is still at large in our world. For that reason, the Fall Texas Toot requires the following of all students, staff, and faculty, regarding Covid-19:

Covid test results:
All attendees, at registration, must present a negative Covid test result obtained within the 48 hours prior to the start of the workshop. A photo of the test will suffice.

The Texas Toot Fall 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
Susan Richter, Assistant 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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