School of Music to Host BalFolk 2016!

The event is a weekend of Euro-French-English folk music and dancing.

WHAT: BalFolk 2016! is an event hosted by the Texas Tech University School of Music to celebrate and participate in Euro-French-English folk music and dancing. The event is open to the public.

WHEN: July 29-31

WHERE: Texas Tech School of Music 18th Street and Boston Avenue; and the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts Icehouse Theatre, 511 Ave. K

EVENT: Three instructors will be available at BalFolk 2016! to help teach the dances.

WHO: Richard Taylor has spent the last 30 years playing, teaching and performing all across the world. He specializes in folk dance music from France, Italy, Hungary and Galicia.

Gyslaine Kirstetter traveled through Paris participating in workshops and dance festivals. She later became the principal and folk dance instructor at the Maison de la Jeunesse et des Sports in Paris from 2009 until 2010.

Lise Pingault is a member of  Les Gas du Berry, the oldest folk dance band in France. In the summer of 2015 she moved to Oklahoma and started working at the University of Oklahoma.

Tickets can be purchased online at https://squareup.com/store/roots-music-institute.

The weekend will include workshops and instructional sessions on Saturday. The workshops will be instrumental and dance sessions. Sunday at 11:30 a.m. there will be a farewell dance to wrap up the week.


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School of Music

The School of Music

The School of Music is part of the J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts.

With more than 500 students, the size is ideal for creating larger ensembles as well as ensuring individual attention with private study.

Faculty includes a performing specialist on all band and orchestral instruments as well as piano, voice, organ, harp and guitar, and specialists in conducting, composition, electronic music, music education, musicology, world music and music theory.

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