Encore Tours

Encore Tours goes beyond travel. We are committed to supporting music education at home. From our director workshops and professional networking events to our scholarship programs for young musicians, we continue to give back to our musical communities year-round. That's why "taking your music program to new places" is our mission. Whether "places" refers to exciting destinations or supporting your music programs at home, Encore is with you every step of the way.

  • Encore Live: Pau Casals and the Bach Cello Suites

    Encore Live: Pau Casals and the Bach Cello Suites

    In this week's Encore Live, TM Javier Parrilla Guix discusses the incredible life of Pau Casals, and examines his version of The Song of the Birds, which is often considered a symbol of Catalonia.

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  • Encore Live: Inside Dublin's Christ Church Cathedral

    Encore Live: Inside Dublin's Christ Church Cathedral

    In this week's Encore Live, we take a behind-the-scenes tour of Dublin's Christ Church Cathedral. The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Dublin recorded three pieces for this event, so please enjoy!

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  • Encore Live: Mack the Knife and the Wild Years of Berlin (Part 2)

    Encore Live: Mack the Knife and the Wild Years of Berlin (Part 2)

    In this week's Encore Live event, Tour Manager Markus Stuckelberger continues his examination of the song "Mack the Knife" and how it reflects the history of Germany in the 1920s.

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  • Encore Live: Mack the Knife and the Wild Years of Berlin (Part 1)

    Encore Live: Mack the Knife and the Wild Years of Berlin (Part 1)

    In this week's Encore Live, we take a look at the story behind the music as Tour Manager Markus Stuckelberger examines the song "Mack the Knife" and provides a glimpse into Berlin's history.

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  • Encore Live: The Peculiar Case of Haydn's Head

    Encore Live: The Peculiar Case of Haydn's Head

    In this week's Encore Live, Peter Ede traces the bizarre story of what happened to composer Joseph Haydn’s head after it was removed from his body and stolen by gravediggers.

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  • Encore Live: Flamenco and What Follows

    Encore Live: Flamenco and What Follows

    As part of our Encore Live series, Tour Manager Sonia Beck examines Flamenco as an art form, as a musical discipline, and as a philosophical influence on all areas of Spanish life.

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  • Encore Live: Ireland - A Musical Rebellion

    Encore Live: Ireland - A Musical Rebellion

    As part of our Encore Live series, Tour Manager Adrian Metcalfe examines several songs that embody Ireland's rebellious spirit and explains the story behind the music.

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  • Encore Live: From Paris

    Encore Live: From Paris

    As part of our Encore Live series, we spoke with our resident France expert, Alain Doff, and conductor Till Aly to discuss the re-opening of the French music scene.

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  • Encast - Bonus Episode - Repertoire Shows Who You Are

    Encast - Bonus Episode - Repertoire Shows Who You Are

    In these bonus episodes of the Encast, Sean Boulware and Suzanne Woodruff discuss the importance of repertoire and how it can impact your local community.

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  • Encast - Part 3 - Getting Ready to Tour

    Encast - Part 3 - Getting Ready to Tour

    In the CCD finale, Diane Linn describes her first interactions with Encore and explains how taking her ensemble on an international performance tour served as a transformative experience.

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  • Encast - Part 2 - Developing Your Repertoire

    Encast - Part 2 - Developing Your Repertoire

    Sean Boulware, a respected conductor, composer, & director, and Suzanne Woodruff, Director of Choral Music & Performing Arts Department Chair at Woodward Academy, discuss the importance of repertoire.

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  • Introducing Encore's new podcast: Encast

    Introducing Encore's new podcast: Encast

    In the first episode of Encast, Diane Linn, President of the Community Chorus of Detroit (CCD), discusses the history of Detroit, and why she felt it was imperative to form an inclusive chorus.

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  • Encore Live: From Vienna

    Encore Live: From Vienna

    We are coming to you live from Vienna! In the first episode of Encore Live, Peter Ede discusses day-to-day life in Vienna with Herbert Konrad and Theresa Konrad-Karstens.

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  • ACIS Connect: Exploring Ancient Greek Columns

    ACIS Connect: Exploring Ancient Greek Columns

    In the first episode of ACIS Connect, tour manager Dimitra Neonakis takes a virtual journey through a key aspect of ancient Greek culture: the Greek column.

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  • Encore Live: Archived Events

    Encore Live: Archived Events

    Check out some of our previously recorded videos and archived events from the Encore Live series.

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  • Virtual Director's Exchange - Episode 3 (Ft. David Grandis and Arnaud Schotte)

    Virtual Director's Exchange - Episode 3 (Ft. David Grandis and Arnaud Schotte)

    In the third episode of our Virtual Director's Exchange, David, Arnaud, and Sabrina discuss the current situation in France and identify some of the best performance venues for future trips.

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  • Encore Live: Upcoming Schedule

    Encore Live: Upcoming Schedule

    It may not be possible to travel or perform with your ensemble right now, but with the Encore Live series, you can still stay connected. Take a look at the schedule for our upcoming virtual events!

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  • Virtual Director's Exchange - Episode 2 (Ft. Ian Keatley and Sean Boulware)

    Virtual Director's Exchange - Episode 2 (Ft. Ian Keatley and Sean Boulware)

    In the second episode of Encore's Virtual Director's Exchange, we discuss how music directors can stay prepared during the lockdown with Ian Keatley (England) and Sean Boulware (USA).

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  • Virtual Director's Exchange - Episode 1 (Ft. Gerald Wirth and Suzanne Woodruff)

    Virtual Director's Exchange - Episode 1 (Ft. Gerald Wirth and Suzanne Woodruff)

    In the first episode of Encore's Virtual Director's Exchange, we discuss the new normal with Gerald Wirth of the Vienna Boys Choir, and Suzanne Woodruff of Woodward Academy.

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  • Maintaining Creativity in a Distance Learning Environment

    Maintaining Creativity in a Distance Learning Environment

    Erick Crow, the Director of Choral Activities and Drama at Cardinal Gibbons High School, explains how educators can be productive and maintain creativity in a distance learning environment.

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