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: 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

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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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  • The 12 Best Videos From The Acapella App

    The 12 Best Videos From The Acapella App

    Looking for inspiration while you're stuck at home? Check out our list of the 12 best videos from the Acapella App!

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  • How To Host A Virtual Fundraising Event

    How To Host A Virtual Fundraising Event

    Learn how to host a virtual fundraiser for your ensemble, and check out some of our favorite ideas for fundraising events.

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  • The 10 Best TED Talks About Music

    The 10 Best TED Talks About Music

    Whether you're looking for knowledge, humor, or inspiration, our list of the 10 best TED Talks about music has something for everybody.

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  • Using Google Classroom To Teach Music

    Using Google Classroom To Teach Music

    Patrick Munson, the Director of Music at Belfast Area High School and a former Encore Tours Group Leader, explains how Google Classroom can be used to teach remote music classes.

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  • Coping with Corona: Our Favorite Books, Movies, and More

    Coping with Corona: Our Favorite Books, Movies, and More

    The Encore team provides some of their favorite books, TV shows, movies, and websites to help stay entertained during this difficult period.

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  • Coronavirus FAQ

    Coronavirus FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding Encore's response to the recent coronavirus outbreak

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  • An Update Regarding Encore Travel and the Coronavirus

    An Update Regarding Encore Travel and the Coronavirus

    An update on how groups traveling with ACIS and Encore might be impacted by the Coronavirus infection (COVID-19).

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