I’m new to four-part choral singing. Do you have any aids that will help me learn my part?

Yes we do! Each season we create a rehearsal CD for each voice part of all of the songs for the season. This is provided to you at no additional cost. This has proven to be tremendously helpful for singers who want to practice their part at home between rehearsals. We encourage practice at home!

What forms of payment do you accept for tuition?

For those Encore programs for which you pay Encore directly, you may pay with cash or check at your first rehearsal.  We also accept credit cards via PayPal on our web site.  Online registration for those programs is located HERE.  Some of our programs are under the auspices of a sponsoring organization, e.g., AACC, Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo, Langston Brown. Registration and payment for those programs is per the requirements of the sponsoring organization. Links to those locations' registration pages are generally provided in our rehearsal schedule information on our home page during the registration period. 

I have limited means. Is financial assistance available?

Yes! We welcome everyone and can make tuition assistance available to those in need. Contact our office for more information.

Why does Encore charge tuition?

Encore is an educational program for adults over the age of 55. Tuition is necessary for Encore to provide the highest caliber programs that meet the needs of our participants. Many factors go into determinnig tuition rates, which may vary from one location to another based on these variables. Encore keeps tuition as low as possible while addressing the realities of providing excellent and assessible programs to each of our Encore singers.  Some of the factors that determine tuition rates include:

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What is the Repertoire for Encore ROCKS Winter/Spring 2018 Semester?

All DC/MD/VA area Encore ROCKS Choruses will be rehearsing and performing the following repertoire for the Winter/Spring 2018 Semester:

  • Old Time Rock n Roll Arranged by Kirby Shaw
  • The Sound of Silence Paul Simon
  • Don't Be Cruel Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley
  • Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In Music by Galt MacDermot, Words by James Rado and Gerome Ragni
  • Beautiful Day Music by U2, Lyrics by Bono
  • Summer of 69: Three Days that Rocked the World Arranged by Roger Emerson

Can you recommend a good folder for my music?

While this can certainly be a matter of personal preference, HERE IS ONE recommended by one of our Chorale Masters. It is priced at $16.99.

Please remember, music folders must be black with no design or printing on the outside cover.

Does Encore ever deny or restrict participation of a singer who is over 55?

The health and safety of our singers is of paramount importance to Encore. If in the judgement of Encore’s management, a current or prospective participant in an Encore program exhibits behavioral issues (including improper conduct) that pose a direct or significant risk to singers’ health and safety, Encore reserves the right to deny that individual’s enrollment in an Encore program.