With Encore Tours, performing before a packed concert hall in historic cities can be more than a dream; we not only take you to inspiring venues, we also provide all the behind-the- scenes support you need to make performance magic happen. We guarantee audiences at all performances, and we take care of the details so you can enjoy the trip of a lifetime.
With your musical goals in mind, we'll customize a performance trip just for you; coordinating the perfect balance of rehearsals, performances, meals and sightseeing excursions.
Our concert venues are hand-picked for your ensemble. The stage layout is pre-planned, concert assistance is provided and you'll have an audience, guaranteed!
Encore is committed to supporting music educators and programs at home. Our Music Ed Resource Center offers a variety of educational materials for music teachers.
Centrally-located hotels, restaurants featuring the local cuisine, the best tour managers in the business, access to top sightseeing excursions and more!
We handle all of the billing and collections for each participant! Passengers are equipped with their own online trip account and directors can monitor tour details.
When you travel overseas with Encore, you'll receive a five-day trip to Paris or London for two to raffle off in your community; the perfect way to raise funds for your tour!
Passengers are covered by our basic insurance policy including health and trip cancellation insurance. Upgrade options available including added instrument insurance!
"Words aren't enough to describe our trip. Wow, fantastic, awesome, mind blowing, life changing. When words aren't enough, music can express what can't be said with words."
"It has been incredible to work with an outstanding organization like Encore to bring our students the ultimate learning experience."
"The venue was wonderful. The church was packed for the concert...the singers sang one of those concerts that lives forever in peoples' hearts, complete with an encore!"
"We had a great variety of venues to sing in and our audiences were very appreciative of our musical gifts. My students loved all our venues - the Bach connection in Thomaskirche, the hospital connection in Halle, the interesting singing history of the Prague concert hall, and the beautiful Baroque setting and fabulous acoustics of Peterskirche in Vienna. I only wish we had more time!"
"Having traveled with other companies over the past 30 years, I can say that Encore provided higher quality hotels, better food, outstanding tour guides, better venues and an audience for our concerts. The tour guides took our students seriously and understood that this was a music/educational concert tour."
When the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards launched the new core music standards in 2014, we thought... why not use music travel to teach these standards? So we created an ebook with 15 lesson plans to do just that! Inside, you'll find lessons on creating, performing, responding and connecting; everything you need to teach the core standards in your classroom.Download the Ebook
Prelude is an annual professional networking and development weekend for musical directors and a companion. Qualify for free when you register your ensemble for an international performance tour with Encore. Held over the Martin Luther King weekend in January, recent destinations include Vienna and Prague. Scope out a new destination for future travel, exchange ideas with fellow directors and attend cultural and musical sites and events. 100% of participants to date, rated Prelude as "Excellent"!Learn More
Whether it is for local concert promotions, touring overseas, or just posting on your website, a well-constructed press kit can be an invaluable tool for raising the profile of your ensemble. If you've never created one before, it might seem like a large project to tackle, but don't worry. Our step-by-step guide walks you through the process with everything you need to know.Get the Guide