Site Inspection: Germany and the Netherlands
Encore Tours offers site inspections to directors who want to experience the country and venues they'll be performing in on their choir, band, or orchestra tours.
The 6 Legal Rights of Copyright Holders as Explained by Abbie Betinis
Composer Abbie Betinis reviews permissions and licensing information for choral copyright holders in a recent Chorus America Webinar. This is a summary of the six legal rights of copyright holders.
Destination Spotlight for Performance Tours: Krakow
A few years ago, I had the pleasure of discovering the wonderful city of Krakow, Poland. It exceeded my expectations in many ways and opened my eyes to the fact that it’s a fantastic city to...
An Exciting Children’s Choir Festival in Spain
An important part of any children’s choir program is participation in international festivals. The talented singers have the opportunity to meet other musicians from different countries and...
It’s Music Festival Season!
One of the many reasons to travel to Europe in the summer is to experience the myriad of wonderful festivals taking place. There are music festivals for all different genres of music… sacred,...
Healing through Music
Photo courtesy of abcnews.go.com In light of last week’s tragic events here in Boston, I felt that it was important to highlight the power of music as a way to get through difficult times and...
10 Essential Features to Consider When Comparing Performance Tour Companies
10) Does the company guarantee currency rates when calculating the pricing? 9) Does the company offer both individual and group billing which takes the finances out of the hands of the Group...
Top 10 Performance Tour Destinations
Perform abroad and enjoy the thrill of a lifetime! Here are some top performance tour destinations and why they are so popular. 10) Costa Rica: While not the first place you think of when you...
Holiday Performance Tours
The holidays always tend to remind me of the Christmas seasons that I spent in Europe. I have never been as “in the spirit of Christmas” as I was when I was living in France, especially during my...
Overseas Travel and the Music of Chopin and Debussy: A World of Colors
Last night I had the pleasure of attending a beautiful piano performance at the French Cultural Center in Boston. The star of the night was a wonderfully talented French pianist, Yves Henry, who...
Brazil Shares its Joy for Life through Music and Dance
Now that the London Olympics are finished, the world’s eyes are turning towards the 2016 Olympics in the beautiful country of Brazil. On a personal level, I am thrilled that the Games will be in...
WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!!! WE GOT THE GOLD!
The Real Ambassadors recently returned from their Olympic performance tour in London, where they performed twice to thousands of people on the main stage of the Olympic Park. Another unique...
Boston’s Musical Tradition on the 4th of July
In my opinion, Boston is one of the best places to be on the 4th of July. The city is so alive between the crowds watching Old Ironsides turn around in the harbor, the Blue Angels flying...
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