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As a native from Idaho, Maggie Rodriguez passion for travel is precisely what led her to Boston and her current role as Program Consultant for Encore Tours. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Vocal Performance and Music History and Literature and currently performs with Chorus pro Musica.More Content by Maggie Rodriguez
Director Spotlight: Laurel Talley - First trip fears no more!
Orchestra director Laurel Talley talks about her apprehensions before leading her first international perfo...
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10 Inspirational Quotes About Music and Travel
10 quotes to inspire your next choir, band, or orchestra trip!
15 Best Elf on the Shelf Music Memes
Corn on a Horn, Paganini on a Panini, and more! These are our favorite "Elf on the Shelf" music memes.
Peter's Music Picks: Long May You Run
Peter's been getting into the holiday spirit and feeling nostalgic listening to Neil Young's "Long May You Run." Listen to the song and let us know what songs put you in a better mood.
10 Fabulous Pieces for High-Level Youth Orchestras - Part 2
Renowned conductor Dr. Carolyn Watson completes her list of top repertoire recommendations for high-level youth orchestras.
5 Ways to Support Music Education this Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday is a day of global giving that takes place every November. Check out these five great ways to support music education in your community and across the U.S. this Giving Tuesday!
10 Things Orchestra Directors Can Be Thankful For
Players who bring pencils to rehearsals, having extra bows on hand, and more!
Fundraising: Feedback and Freebies!
Help Encore Tours learn more about music directors' fundraising needs and enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card! Download our free "Fundraising on a Major Scale" ebook for more fundraising ideas.
Peter's Music Picks: The White Cliffs of Dover
Peter's been singing "The White Cliffs of Dover" this week. Learn how this song is related to Veterans and Remembrance Day, as well as what the red poppies worn across the UK at this time symbolize.
Happy Halloween from Encore Tours
Celebrate Halloween with Encore Tours by watching a video of Tour Manager Peter Ede's spooky music history story!
5 Great Travel Songs
Have a long road ahead? Encore Tours can help you get started on your travel playlist!
10 Fabulous Pieces for High-Level Youth Orchestras - Part 1
Renowned conductor Dr. Carolyn Watson shares some of her top repertoire recommendations for high-level youth orchestras.
Peter's Music Picks: Kickoff [VIDEO]
Encore Tours President Peter Jones shares the story behind his love of music and discusses how important the work of music educators is. This video kicks off our blog series "Peter's Music Picks."
Benefit Concerts for Hurricane Maria Victims & How You Can Help
Musicians across the country are using their talents to raise funds for Hurricane Maria victims with benefit concerts. Read for concert information and to find out how you can help.
In The Footsteps of Bach Tour Follow Up: Bach, buses, and unbelievable experiences
Dr. Ed Maki-Schramm reviews Encore Tours' 2017 "In the Footsteps of Bach" organ tour through Germany.
Meet Joe - New Encore Tours Program Manager!
Meet Joe, one of our new Program Managers at Encore Tours!
Meet Glendon - New Encore Tours Program Manager!
Meet Glendon, one of our new Program Managers at Encore Tours!
Wales: Musical Performance in the Land of Dragons
Who wouldn't want to perform in the Land of Dragons?! Learn about the rich musical heritage of Wales and find out what performance opportunities exist for your ensemble!
#BecauseOfArtsEd - Susi's Story
Encore Tours employee, Susi Ecker, shares her #BecauseOfArtsEd story for National Arts in Education Week!
National Arts in Education Week 2017!
Encore Tours celebrates National Arts in Education Week 2017
7 Tips to Make Your Choir Inclusive of Gender Diversity