Summer Fun with Encore

Chautauqua Colorful Women1Unlike many choral organizations, Encore doesn't take the summer off.  Every year, Encore offers five- or six-day Summer Institutes, or "Summer Sleep-Away Camps," as the singers like to call them.  The days are consumed by morning exercise or yoga classes, choral rehearsals, sight reading classes, and vocal technique workshops, just to name a few of the activities.  In the evening, Encore brings in a variety of musical performers, from classical, to American Song Book, World Music and more.  This is also a great opportunity for singers to socialize and get to know each other.

Encore has been returning annually to Chautauqua Institution, NY for eleven years, and for the past several years to Washington College in beautiful Chestertown, MD.  In 2018, Encore is offering its first-ever Rock & Roll Camp in historic Annapolis, MD.  Participation in Encore's summer programs is not restricted to current Encore singers.  Anyone over the age of 55 with a desire to participate is welcome to attend.

See below for the details of this year's Summer Institutes.

Summer Singing on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Join Us at Washington College in Historic Chestertown, Maryland for the 11th Annual Encore Chorale Summer Choral Institute from June 24-28, 2018


Encore will again return to the beautiful campus of Washington College in the historic town of Chestertown, MD for the Annual Summer Choral Institute.  In five days Encore’s experienced conductors will mold campers, 55+, into a polished chorale ensemble ready to perform. 

Each day will begin with breakfast to energize us for a morning that will include movement class, followed by a full choral rehearsal in the superb concert hall in the Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts. After lunch there will be an opportunity to enjoy the surroundings, relax, or participate in vocal technique classes or sectionals – it’s your choice. A full afternoon rehearsal rounds out the daytime schedule. Singers may be seated for rehearsals and performances.

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Rock On in Annapolis This Summer!

Join us for the First Annual ROCK and ROLL Summer Institute Experience for Singers 55+!

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If you love to sing, love Rock ‘n’ Roll, and want to have a great time with like-minded singers, join singers age 55 +, for five days of learning, rehearsals, performances and fun!

Encore is excited to announce the first-ever Rock and Roll Summer Camp for singers 55+ during the week of August 6th - 10th, 2018 at St. John’s College in historic Annapolis, MD. Do not miss this wonderful opportunity to work with dynamic conductor Jeff Dokken, Encore ROCKS Director and Associate Artistic Director of Encore, and many other guest artists.

This camp is totally unique from any other Encore Summer Institute camp. This awesome week will include screenings of rock and roll documentaries, sessions about the history and culture of rock, and of course, diving deep into the melodies, harmonies and rhythms of the rock repertoire during fun and intensive daily rehearsals. The week ends with a rockin’ finale concert!

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Sing with Encore at the Famed Chautauqua Institution

Encore Returns to the Chautauqua Institution for Our 11th Annual Summer Choral Institute August 26—August 31 , 2018.

CH-Picture2Whether you have sung your entire life or have not sung for quite a few years—whatever your level of experience is— you will love Encore Chorale “Summer Camp.” The conductors are patient, knowledgeable and entertaining. In six days they will mold the group into a polished choral ensemble, ready to perform!

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to work with dynamic conductors Jeanne Kelly, Founder and Artistic Director of Encore Creativity for Older Adults; Jeffrey Dokken, Associate Artistic Director; and conductor, Stephen Harouff.

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