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  • A Message from Encore's President

    A Message from Encore's President

    A message from Encore President, Peter Jones, regarding the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its impacts on the travel community.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Useful Music Education Software and Tools

    Useful Music Education Software and Tools

    With musicians and students across the country working remotely and dealing with home education, we wanted to provide some of the most useful online tools and software.

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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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  • Motivating Members of Your Group to Register for Your Tour

    Motivating Members of Your Group to Register for Your Tour

    Find out how to motivate members of your group or ensemble to sign up for an upcoming international performance tour with our "how-to" guide from an experienced group leader.

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  • Maximizing The Benefits of Encore Tours' Raffle Fundraiser

    Maximizing The Benefits of Encore Tours' Raffle Fundraiser

    Find out how two of Encore's most well-traveled Group Leaders maximize the benefits of the Fabulous Fundraiser.

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  • 6 Useful Statistics For Touring Youth Ensembles

    6 Useful Statistics For Touring Youth Ensembles

    Having trouble planning an international performance tour for your youth ensemble? These six useful statistics provide valuable insight and recommendations as you begin organizing your trip.

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  • Earn Graduate-Level Credits by Attending Prelude

    Earn Graduate-Level Credits by Attending Prelude

    By attending Prelude, teachers can earn graduate-level credits for salary advancement and recertification.

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  • Prelude 2020 Recap

    Prelude 2020 Recap

    At Prelude 2020 in Milan, Music directors had a wonderful weekend filled with musical events, unique cultural experiences, and professional development opportunities.

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  • 2020 Calendar - Celebrate the Biggest Musical Events of the Year

    2020 Calendar - Celebrate the Biggest Musical Events of the Year

    Encore's 2020 Musical Celebrations Calendar is the perfect addition to your rehearsal space or classroom! Discover different musical holidays, customs, and traditions! Download your free calendar now!

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  • Congratulations to the Winners of the 2019 #MoreEncore Photo Contest

    Congratulations to the Winners of the 2019 #MoreEncore Photo Contest

    Love music and travel photography? Check out these fantastic photos that were recently chosen as winners of the 2019 #MoreEncore photo competition!

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  • Celebrate Mozart's Life and Birthplace in Vienna

    Celebrate Mozart's Life and Birthplace in Vienna

    Learn more about Mozart's life and get a quote on a fully customizable performance tour to see Mozart's birthplace in Salzburg, Austria and play at three historic venues.

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  • Using Social Media to Engage Your Ensemble and Promote Your Tour

    Using Social Media to Engage Your Ensemble and Promote Your Tour

    Find out how you can leverage social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to promote your performance tour and increase engagement.

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  • Encore Tours Spotlight: Sherwood High School Chamber Singers

    Encore Tours Spotlight: Sherwood High School Chamber Singers

    Find out how Encore Tours helped the Sherwood High School Chamber Singers plan an incredible performance tour to Austria and the Czech Republic.

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  • Chorus Connection: Touring With Children's Choirs

    Chorus Connection: Touring With Children's Choirs

    Encore Tours was recently featured in an article published by Chorus Connection, which focuses on two children's choirs that tour and strategies for establishing a touring tradition.

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