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About the 17th Summer Texas Toot

June 7-13, 2015

Frances Blaker, Alison Melville,
Mary Springfels, and Peter Maund

Photo of Frances Blaker Photo of Alison Melville
Photo of Mary Springfels Photo of Peter Maund

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The Summer Texas Toot offers a one-week program of classes at all levels, focusing on Renaissance and Baroque music, but with offerings for Medieval and 21st century enthusiasts as well. Expert instructors in recorder, viol, lute, harp, and voice will tend to young professionals, seasoned amateurs, and eager beginners with equal care.

Our faculty this year includes some treasured long-time Toot teachers, as well as some old friends coming back after too long away. Frances Blaker is finally back for the Summer Toot, and Alison Melville joins us from Toronto, to head up our recorder instructors. We welcome back Mary Springfels to head up the viola da gamba faculty. Therese Honey returns to lead our growing contingent of historical harp students, and Peter Maund will thrill us again with spicy percussion that we can do ourselves!

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 area around Concordia, as well as driving directions to the campus.

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

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.

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

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