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trozzo 170513 0701-1Attention all Baltimore area Rock n Roll fans!   Join Encore ROCKS Towson, Encore's newest Rock n Roll Chorus!

The concept of Encore ROCKS is simple: the best rock-n-roll music of all time performed in a choral setting.  Over the past 2 years, Encore ROCKS has grown exponentially, and is now delighting audiences and singers across the region.  Each session we learn incredibly exciting rock music in 3 and 4 part harmonies, and perform large combined concerts complete with a rock band accompanying us live onstage.  It is truly a musical experience like no other.  Under the guidance of our professional conductors, experienced and inexperienced singers alike will be challenged, entertained, and educated and will absolutely love rocking' out together!


Encore ROCKS is a program under the nonprofit organization Encore Creativity for Older Adults.  Encore is the nation’s largest choral program for older adults with 15 Encore Chorales and 6 Encore ROCKS choruses in the DC/Baltimore area.

Jeff Dokken, Director of the Encore ROCKS program states: "What is so exciting about Encore Rocks is that it combines the high quality artistic standards of Encore with the great Rock-n-Roll music of the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's.  Rock music truly lends itself to choral singing, and through our fun and intensive rehearsal process we dive deep into the melodies, harmonies, rhythms, history, and culture of this wonderful musical form.  And  I cannot emphasize strongly enough how incredibly awesome the concerts are!"

Doug Byerly, Director of Anne Arundel Community College’s Concert Choir, AACC Opera and Director of Music for Baltimore’s Archdiocese, is the conductor for  Encore ROCKS Towson.

There are no auditions and singers may be seated for both rehearsals and performances.

Come have the time of your life!!!


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Encore is dedicated to providing an excellent and accessible artistic environment for older adults, 55 and over, regardless of experience or ability, who seek arts education and performance opportunities under a professional artist. Encore is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt organization.

All Encore programs are conducted by professional artists who will know how to get the most from their members. So come join the excitement, either as a beginner or at an advanced level. This is an excellent way to learn how to develop or improve your musical abilities, meet new friends, and look forward to an exciting performance schedule.

You’re never too old to try something new—and have the time of your life!

“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.”― Robert Frost

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As of March 2018, Encore has fifteen Chorale locations in the DC/VA/MD area, as well as six Encore ROCKS locations. Additionally, Encore continues to expand across the nation, with Affiliate Chorales at Laurel Lake Retirement Community in Hudson, OH; Reading, PA;  Littleton and Highlands Ranch, CO; Santa Clarita, CA; and seven Encore Chorales and two Encore ROCKS in the Chicago area. New York City has become part of the Encore Experience with a new Chorale and ROCKS Chorus opening in Manhattan in mid-March, With nearly 2,000 singers participating in our programs, we believe we are the largest choral organization in the U.S.!

If you have sung sometime in your life, want to return to singing, or have never sung outside the shower, join our other music enthusiasts for weekly instructional class/rehearsals with our seasoned and professional conductors.

The Chorale classes, designed for adults 55 years and above, are educational as well as enjoyable. Participants learn proper breathing techniques and how to improve their voice through correct tone production as their conductor guides them through weekly rehearsals in three- and four-part singing. The season concludes with combined performances with other Chorales as well as local concerts at most Chorale locations.

Be a part of a true harmonic convergence-if you can talk, you can sing!