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About the 20th Summer Texas Toot

June 2-8, 2019

Saskia Coolen, Therese Honey,
Héloïse Degrugillier, and Mary Springfels

Photo of Saskia Coolen Photo of Therese Honey
Photo of Heloise Degrugillier Photo of Mary Springfels

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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, continuo, reeds, and voice will teach technique classes, coach one-on-a-part groups, and lead larger ensembles, both mixed and whole.

We welcome our longtime friends Saskia Coolen and Héloïse Degrugillier as the featured recorder faculty for this Summer's Texas Toot! We are delighted that first-timer Donald Livingston will offer instruction in harpsichord and continuo. Mary Springfels once again leads the viola da gamba contingent, ably womanned by Carol Deihl and Stephanie Raby! Therese Honey comes back to corral those feisty harpists, while Scott Horton, Bruce Brogdon, and Danny Johnson will tutor the lute and vocal students.

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 Concordia campus, as well as driving directions to the campus from various points.

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, 2019.

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

We look forward to welcoming you to our Texas Tradition!

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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.

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

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