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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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  • Announcing our new Encore Tours Ambassadors (ETA) Program

    Announcing our new Encore Tours Ambassadors (ETA) Program

    Encore Tours is proud to announce the first-ever group of Encore Tours Ambassadors (ETA), who will leverage their experience to help Directors build their ensembles using the power of concert touring.

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  • Encore Tours Spotlight: Trinity United Methodist Chancel Choir Canada Tour

    Encore Tours Spotlight: Trinity United Methodist Chancel Choir Canada Tour

    With help from Encore Tours overcoming a cancelled flight, the Trinity United Methodist Church Chancel Choir, from South Carolina, had a fantastic performance tour to Canada.

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  • Encore Tours Spotlight: Wallenpaupack High School Choir European Tour

    Encore Tours Spotlight: Wallenpaupack High School Choir European Tour

    The Wallenpaupack High School Choir, from Hawley, PA, had a fantastic European tour visiting Salzburg, Vienna and Prague

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  • A Concert 526 Years in the Making

    A Concert 526 Years in the Making

    Encore Tours sponsors the first-ever Boston performance by the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral from Dublin, Ireland

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  • Encore Tours Spotlight: 2019 FAM Trip to Eastern Europe

    Encore Tours Spotlight: 2019 FAM Trip to Eastern Europe

    Encore Tours organized a FAM (familiarization) trip for music directors and ensemble leaders to Eastern Europe. The group visited numerous sites and venues in Budapest, Bratislava and Prague

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  • Musical Celebrations Around the World - Diwali

    Musical Celebrations Around the World - Diwali

    Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, is celebrated with rituals, dance, music, drawing rangoli, and sharing sweets. Read the blog for tips on how to celebrate with your ensemble!

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  • Musical Celebrations Around the World - Classical Music Month

    Musical Celebrations Around the World - Classical Music Month

    Celebrating the noted musical periods across the ages, Classical Music Month draws great attention to the music we perform, teach, write, and study. Find out how you can celebrate this holiday!

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  • Musical Celebrations Around the World - Chinese Torch Festival

    Musical Celebrations Around the World - Chinese Torch Festival

    The Torch Festival is the annual celebration of the Yi people in southwest China. This event is celebrated by lighting large torches along with dancing and singing all night long.

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  • Encore Tours Spotlight: Germantown Youth Symphony Orchestra Tour to Canada

    Encore Tours Spotlight: Germantown Youth Symphony Orchestra Tour to Canada

    Read all about the Germantown Youth Symphony Orchestra from Germantown, Tennessee had a wonderful tour to Quebec City and Montreal in Canada! Read all about their great Encore Tour.

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  • Musical Celebrations Around the World - Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day

    Musical Celebrations Around the World - Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day

    Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day celebrates musical instruments and sounds that the average person doesn't come across every day. Celebrate this fun holiday with your ensemble - find out how!

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  • Encore Tours Presents the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Dublin: First-Ever Concert in Boston

    Encore Tours Presents the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Dublin: First-Ever Concert in Boston

    On Wednesday, July 17th, the renowned Choir of Christ Church Cathedral from Dublin, Ireland will perform a free concert in Boston. Please join us for this amazing musical opportunity!

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  • Encore Tours Spotlight: Heidelberg Concert Choir Tour to Eastern Europe

    Encore Tours Spotlight: Heidelberg Concert Choir Tour to Eastern Europe

    The Heidelberg Concert Choir from Tiffin, Ohio had a fantastic tour in Eastern Europe, including participation in the Dvořák Festival. Read all about their wonderful experiences!

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