Introducing Encore's new podcast: Encast

June 9, 2020 Encore Tours

We are excited to announce the debut of our new podcast series, Encast. Through this new podcast, we will travel the world to discover the story behind the most successful music ensembles.

We pride ourselves on being more than just a performance tour company, we want to be actively engaged with our group leaders, and help provide the resources needed to thrive. With Encast, listeners will have an exclusive look into the survival tools used by some of the world’s finest directors.

In Part 1 of our first episode, Diane Linn, President and Executive Director of the Community Chorus of Detroit (CCD), sits down to discuss the history of Detroit, why she felt it was important to form an inclusive chorus, and how she overcame some of the early challenges facing new ensembles. If you have ever wanted to learn about the essential ingredients for starting a community ensemble, this podcast is for you!

We will be releasing Part 2 of the CCD podcast next week, which deals with the essential elements for building your repertoire and so much more. The Encast is available on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloudSpotify, so please subscribe today!

Note: The Encast is designed to be played sequentially, beginning with the "Welcome to the Encast (1A)" portion. If you are listening via Apple Podcasts, please make sure your settings are set to "Play in Sequential Order." If you are using Spotify please sort "From Old to New" to ensure that Part 1 plays continuously.


Classrooms and performance halls across the US have been disrupted, and musicians have been forced to transition into online environments. It may not be possible to travel or perform with your ensemble now, but with our new Encore Live series, you can still stay connected. Visit our Encore Live page to learn more about this new series, view upcoming live events, and watch all of our past recordings.

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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.

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