Successful music programs and great music travel go hand in hand. Our customized touring packages help define a sense of purpose for ensembles, build ensemble unity and musicianship and strengthen friendships. They help boost the ensemble's reputation in the community and enhance recruitment and fundraising efforts. And, perhaps the most important, they allow diverse cultures to come together and share in the universal language of music.
But, Encore 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.
Encore specializes in customized choir, band and orchestra tours overseas for ensembles of all ages and sizes. Each itinerary is customized to fit the specific needs and goals of your ensemble and we hand-pick your venues scheduling the perfect balance between rehearsals, performances and sightseeing.
With Encore, 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.
Encore is committed to supporting music educators and their programs at home.
Our Music Education Resource Center features everything from lesson plans to tips on ensemble management to videos on motivating your musicians to practice.
We offer a series of professional networking events for music directors. Prelude, our annual music director networking event overseas, is free and open to Encore's traveling directors. Our Etude events are a series of workshops focused on addressing challenges facing music directors today. The events are open to all music directors and feature guest speakers from around the country.
Our Backstage Blog is your behind-the-scenes blog to all things music and travel. You'll read about the best places to travel, beautiful venues from around the world and get expert advice from travel experts. Plus, you'll benefit from a variety of music educator posts. From ensemble management tips, to fundraising tricks, to advice from experienced music teachers - you'll find it all here at the Backstage Blog.
Encore offers our participants the opportunity to apply for travel scholarships and contests to earn money for their tour. In addition, we partner with national music organizations, such as Tri-M Music Honor Society, to offer annual scholarships to their non-traveling members. We our proud to support future music educators through these programs.