Music Director Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced rehearsal spaces across the country to close, so we wanted to present the best of our musical lesson plans, articles, and interviews for music teachers and ensemble directors. We have also un-gated all of our eBooks and whitepapers, and hope everybody finds them to be a valuable resource during this tough time.

  • Virtual Director's Exchange - Episode 3 (Ft. David Grandis and Arnaud Schotte)

    Virtual Director's Exchange - Episode 3 (Ft. David Grandis and Arnaud Schotte)

    In the third episode of our Virtual Director's Exchange, David, Arnaud, and Sabrina discuss the current situation in France and identify some of the best performance venues for future trips.

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  • Virtual Director's Exchange - Episode 2 (Ft. Ian Keatley and Sean Boulware)

    Virtual Director's Exchange - Episode 2 (Ft. Ian Keatley and Sean Boulware)

    In the second episode of Encore's Virtual Director's Exchange, we discuss how music directors can stay prepared during the lockdown with Ian Keatley (England) and Sean Boulware (USA).

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  • Virtual Director's Exchange - Episode 1 (Ft. Gerald Wirth and Suzanne Woodruff)

    Virtual Director's Exchange - Episode 1 (Ft. Gerald Wirth and Suzanne Woodruff)

    In the first episode of Encore's Virtual Director's Exchange, we discuss the new normal with Gerald Wirth of the Vienna Boys Choir, and Suzanne Woodruff of Woodward Academy.

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  • J.D. Frizzell on How To Make a Virtual Choir Video

    J.D. Frizzell on How To Make a Virtual Choir Video

    J.D. Frizzell, the Director of Fine Arts and Director of Vocal Music at Briarcrest Christian School, discusses how to make a virtual choir video and what everybody should know before getting started.

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  • GRAMMY Music Educator Jared Cassedy on Motivating your Musicians to Practice4:11

    GRAMMY Music Educator Jared Cassedy on Motivating your Musicians to Practice

    Etude Symposium hosted by Encore Tours in Boston, May 2015. 2015 GRAMMY Music Educator Award Recipient and Director of Bands at Widham High School, NH shares his views with ensemble directors on how

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  • Gerald Dolan on Motivating Your Musicians to Practice9:01

    Gerald Dolan on Motivating Your Musicians to Practice

    Etude Symposium hosted by Encore Tours in Boston, May 2015. Gerald Dolan from Ipswich High School, MA shares his views with ensemble directors on how to motivate musicians to practice. #musiceducatio

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  • Dr. Rob Franzblau on Motivating your Musicians to Practice11:46

    Dr. Rob Franzblau on Motivating your Musicians to Practice

    Etude Symposium hosted by Encore Tours in Boston, May 2015. Author of "So You Want To Be a Music Major" and Director of Bands at Rhode Island College, Dr. Rob Franzblau shares his views with ensemble

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  • Dr. Carolyn Watson on Motivating your Musicians to Practice6:11

    Dr. Carolyn Watson on Motivating your Musicians to Practice

    Etude Symposium hosted by Encore Tours in Boston, May 2015. Dr. Carolyn Watson from Interlochen Arts Academy shares her views with ensemble directors on how to motivate musicians to practice via repe

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  • A Year in the Life of Beginner Strings

    A Year in the Life of Beginner Strings

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  • Ebook 15 Lesson Plans

    Ebook 15 Lesson Plans

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  • Fundraising on a Major Scale

    Fundraising on a Major Scale

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  • How to Compose a Piece for Your Choir Tour

    How to Compose a Piece for Your Choir Tour

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  • How to Create the Perfect Press Kit

    How to Create the Perfect Press Kit

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  • Recertification for Music Teachers Through Performance Travel PDF

    Recertification for Music Teachers Through Performance Travel PDF

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  • Solving Common Issues For Youth Ensembles

    Solving Common Issues For Youth Ensembles

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  • Whitepaper - How To Program Your Mass

    Whitepaper - How To Program Your Mass

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  • Encore - Whitepaper - Maximize Success

    Encore - Whitepaper - Maximize Success

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  • Virtual Tourism: Experience England, France, and Italy

    Virtual Tourism: Experience England, France, and Italy

    We may be stuck inside right now, but eventually travel will return. Until then, check out these virtual tourism resources and explore some of the world's most musically significant destinations.

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  • Maintaining Creativity in a Distance Learning Environment

    Maintaining Creativity in a Distance Learning Environment

    Erick Crow, the Director of Choral Activities and Drama at Cardinal Gibbons High School, explains how educators can be productive and maintain creativity in a distance learning environment.

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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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