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About the 18th Summer Texas Toot

June 12-18, 2016

Cléa Galhano, Therese Honey,
Mary Springfels, and Peter Maund

Photo of Clé Galhano Photo of Therese Honey
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 also ranging from Medieval to Sephardic to 21st century. Expert instructors in recorder, viol, lute, harp, percussion, and voice will teach technique classes, coach one-on-a-part groups, and lead larger ensembles, both mixed and whole.

We are delighted to have Cléa Galhano for the first time at the Texas Toot! Jennifer Carpenter returns after several years away, join Cléa in leading the recorder faculty. Mary Springfels once again heads up the viola da gamba faculty. Therese Honey returns to lead our growing contingent of historical harp students, and Peter Maund is back to teach both beginning and advancing percussionists.

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.

ARS Scholarship help available!
The American Recorder Society awards scholarships for weekend and week-long recorder workshops. Anyone needing financial assistance to attend a workshop may apply. For week-long workshops, please apply two months before funding is needed. For summer workshops like the Toot, applications must be postmarked or received electronically by April 16, 2016.

More information is available at the ARS website. At the bottom of the page, you can download an application form for scholarship help. Easy!

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
c/o PO Box 4328
Austin TX 78765
Phone: (512) 578-8040

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