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  • Encore Tours Spotlight: World Music Performance Tour to Spain

    Encore Tours Spotlight: World Music Performance Tour to Spain

    Flamenco dancers, standing ovations, and soaking in Spanish culture - read about the St. Stephen's Global Ensemble + Atash Encore performance tour in Spain!

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  • What Any Ensemble Can Learn from Military Bands About Audience Engagement

    What Any Ensemble Can Learn from Military Bands About Audience Engagement

    Does your ensemble struggle with audience building and engagement? Read the blog for audience engagement strategies from one of the country's most prestigious ensembles!

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  • Travel Documents Needed for a Performance Tour: Passports, Visas, and Birth Certificate Information

    Travel Documents Needed for a Performance Tour: Passports, Visas, and Birth Certificate Information

    Passports and Visas and Birth Certificates, oh my! Find out what identification documents you need to travel on an international or domestic performance tour.

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  • Building a Successful Performance Tour Tradition

    Building a Successful Performance Tour Tradition

    How do I recruit for my performance tour? How can I assure parents their children will be safe on tour? These questions and more are answered in our latest blog by Encore Director Brian Dokko.

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  • Musical Celebrations Around the World - International Drum Month

    Musical Celebrations Around the World - International Drum Month

    International Drum month celebrates all things drums and percussion. Read the blog to find out how to celebrate Inernational Drum Month with your musicians!

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  • 10 Online Groups & Forums for Music Directors

    10 Online Groups & Forums for Music Directors

    Online social media groups and forums can be supportive spaces for music directors to ask questions about things going on in their rehearsal rooms. Check out our list of 10 online groups.

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  • A Master Gardener's Advice on Growing Your Music Ensemble

    A Master Gardener's Advice on Growing Your Music Ensemble

    Music Directors are gardeners. They carefully cultivate their ensemble by planting the seed of promise. Read Encore Director Erick Crow's tips on how to grow your ensemble with a performance tour.

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  • Encore Tours/ACIS Travel Scholarships

    Encore Tours/ACIS Travel Scholarships

    Encore Tours/ACIS' Travel Scholarships offer both teachers and students the chance to be rewarded for their creative expression and interest in the world. Learn more about prizes & how to apply!

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  • Right On Cue: 5 Reasons NOW is the Best Time to Plan a 2020 Performance Tour with your Ensemble

    Right On Cue: 5 Reasons NOW is the Best Time to Plan a 2020 Performance Tour with your Ensemble

    There's no time like the present, but now is truly the best time to plan for your 2020 performance tour. Starting your plans now means you'll have plenty of time for fundraising, recruiting, and more!

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  • Encore Tours Spotlight: Saint Anthony's High School 2019 Italy Tour

    Encore Tours Spotlight: Saint Anthony's High School 2019 Italy Tour

    Performing for Pope Francis, singing for a standing room only crowd in a Gothic cathedral, and pilgrimaging to the relics of Saint Anthony - read all about the St. Anthony High School's choir tour!

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  • Encore Tours Spotlight: Briarcrest Christian School Band and Choir Tour to Italy

    Encore Tours Spotlight: Briarcrest Christian School Band and Choir Tour to Italy

    Briarcrest Christian School band and choir members had a fantastic Encore performance tour in Italy. Read about their adventures and performances in Pompeii, Sorrento, and Rome.

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  • Musical Celebrations Around the World - Jazz Appreciation Month

    Musical Celebrations Around the World - Jazz Appreciation Month

    Jazz Appreciation Month was created to recognize the extraordinary impact that jazz has had on music and culture around the world. Read the blog to find out how to celebrate with your ensemble!

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  • 5 Pieces of Valuable New Job Advice for Music Directors

    5 Pieces of Valuable New Job Advice for Music Directors

    You got a new music director job - congrats! This can be an exciting, but also tumultuous, time in your life and career. Read our top pieces of advice for music directors starting a new job.

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  • Arrange Music for Your Next Tour with Ease: A ‘How To’ Guide to Noteflight

    Arrange Music for Your Next Tour with Ease: A ‘How To’ Guide to Noteflight

    Noteflight is a music writing application that lets you create, view, print, and hear music notation online. Find out how to use Noteflight to arrange music for your next performance tour.

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  • Musical Celebrations Around the World - Music in Our Schools Month

    Musical Celebrations Around the World - Music in Our Schools Month

    Music in Our Schools Month is a celebration led by the National Association for Music Education that engages music educators, students, and communities in showing the value of music education.

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  • 10 Things Music Teachers Can Do to Take Advantage of Snow Days

    10 Things Music Teachers Can Do to Take Advantage of Snow Days

    Winter weather can be unpredictable and cause snow days where everyone stays home from school. Check out our tips on how music teachers can make the most out of snow days!

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  • Traveling With Disabilities: Tips for Group Leaders and Passengers

    Traveling With Disabilities: Tips for Group Leaders and Passengers

    Going on an overseas performance tour or school trip soon and worried about the technicalities of traveling with a disability? Here are a few tips to help you prepare!

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  • Prelude 2019 in Review

    Prelude 2019 in Review

    A recap of Prelude 2019 in beautiful Milan, Italy. Music directors had a wonderful weekend full of musical events, cultural immersions, and professional development opportunities.

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  • ACDA National Conference 2019

    ACDA National Conference 2019

    Stop by the Encore booth at the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) 2019 Conference in Kansas City!

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  • Singing Valentines: How to Raise Money for Your Music Program

    Singing Valentines: How to Raise Money for Your Music Program

    Singing Valentines can be a great way to combat stage fright, work on team building, and raise money for your music program. Read our blog on how to create a successful Singing Valentine fundraiser.

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