What are Encore’s Etude Events? Encore Tours is dedicated to supporting music educators. Through professional networking events and music educator resources, we help ensemble directors develop and maintain strong music programs. The Etude Symposium Series was created to provide music educators with both some inspiration and some resources that they could use in their everyday professional practice. Events at Etude range from workshops with renowned conductors, to receptions with networking opportunities, to concerts in your local community. Keep an eye out for upcoming Etude events near you, and reach out to us with any questions or concerns! Past Etude Events: “A Day with the Boston Philharmonic” New England music directors gathered for a brunch, pre-concert talk and performance with the Boston Philharmonic at Sanders Theatre, featuring the renowned director of the BPO, Benjamin Zander. The Importance of Pre-Concert Talks “How to Motivate Your Musicians to Practice” While enjoying a scenic cruise of Boston Harbor, the audience of ensemble directors from across New England heard a panel of experts share their experience and ideas. From Interlochen Arts Academy, Dr. Carolyn Watson, Orchestra Conductor 2015 GRAMMY Music Educator Award recipient, Jared Cassedy New England’s outstanding high school music director, Gerry Dolan from Ipswich High School Author of “So You Want To Be a Music Major,” Robert Franzblau Learn more about Encore Tours’ professional networking weekend event, Prelude, which will take place in Milan, Italy from January 17th to January 24th, 2019!