For Encore ROCKS: All wear dark (black) slacks or skirts and a bright solid colored shirt/blouse or a bright solid colored scarf.
It's always best to double check concert attire requirements before specific concerts as there may be changes, e.g., when performing joint concerts with Encore Chorales, Encore ROCKS attire may be changed.
Yes! We welcome everyone and can make tuition assistance available to those in need. Contact our office for more information.
As a general rule, yes, you can make up rehearsals at another Encore location. However some locations have restricted access. The venues that do not allow attendees from other groups are Anne Arundel Community College, Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo Park (both Chorale and ROCKS), and Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads.
All DC/MD/VA/NY area Encore Chorales and ROCKS Choruses will be rehearsing and performing the following repertoire for the Winter/Spring 2019 Semester:
Encore Chorale Spring 2019
Encore ROCKS Spring 2019
Yes! Contact our office to let us know of your situation and we will make a note to hold music for you. We recommend that anyone who cannot make the first 4 weeks of rehearsals consider waiting until the next season to join. Coming in after week 4 as a new singer will be challenging. Not impossible, but challenging. Also, Encore allows singers to make up rehearsals at other locations (see FAQ item related to that.
Feel free to call our office to discuss your situation.
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.
When payments are made directly to Encore, tuition refunds will be given on the following schedule:
When payments are made to one of our sponsoring organizations, such as Anne Arundel Community College or Washington Conservatory of Music, their refund policy for the class will apply. Encore does not prorate the tuition for those who miss classes. A liberal make-up policy allows for singers to make-up missed classes with other Washington DC area chorales. Contact the Encore office for specifics.
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:
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.
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.