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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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  • Online LGBTQ+ Resources for Music Educators and Ensemble Leaders

    Online LGBTQ+ Resources for Music Educators and Ensemble Leaders

    A list of LGBTQ+ resources specifically curated for music educators and ensemble leaders.

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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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  • Musical Celebrations Around the World - African American Music Appreciation Month

    Musical Celebrations Around the World - African American Music Appreciation Month

    This month-long holiday is intended to highlight the incredible talents of African American musicians and the impact they have had on music in the U.S. and around the world.

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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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