This upcoming spring 2022 season will be one of Encore's most thrilling yet. We will be celebrating Encore's 15th anniversary and founder Jeanne Kelly. Jeanne has been working with Artistic Director Brian Isaac in planning a “Best of Encore” choral season that will culminate with a concert at Strathmore Music Center in North Bethesda, MD on May 14, 2022. This season will be about making great music together and showing gratitude and preparing for the future.
Registration is officially open for both in person and online rehearsals. Click on the link below to register.
A few things to note:
Tuition for most locations is $190, however some vary.
CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON CHORALES.
CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON ROCKS.
We are offering an online-only rehearsal option for the spring season with our fabulous conductors. The times and days will be Tuesdays at 1 PM for Chorale and Thursdays at 1 PM for ROCKS. We will also be offering a night time online option that you may attend as well and that will happen on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM for chorale and Thursdays at 6:30 PM for ROCKS. To continue this offering and make it sustainable we had to adjust tuition slightly. The cost of tuition for all online rehearsals with the option to perform live at Strathmore is $160 per chorale and $160 per ROCKS offering.
Another adjustment we have made is if you choose to do an in person chorale or ROCKS and add an additional online experience with either chorale or ROCKS it will be the full tuition cost of both offerings. Tuition cost for (1) in person season and (1) online season will be $350 total.
- All live and online rehearsals are separate from a new and expanded Encore University program. Full details, including registration information and tution cost, will be announced on December 6th. So many fun and informative classes and workshops coming your way!
TO REGISTER FOR IN-PERSON or ONLINE REHEARSALS CLICK HERE.
Encore Creativity Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Joshua Vickery as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the organization. Vickery will begin his position on October 18, 2021.
“The Board of Directors of Encore is very pleased to present Joshua Vickery as the new CEO of Encore,” said Anthony Tambasco, President, Encore Board of Directors. “Joshua is the right person at the right time to take over the reins, and move Encore from its founders to the next generation. He was himself a founder of a very diverse arts community, so he comes with vast experience and a passion for continuing, growing, and leading Encore. His conversations with the Board reveal that he wants to hit the ground running. We welcome him and relish the promise he brings for the future.”
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Encore Creativity is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian J. Isaac as the new Artistic Director. Isaac came onboard beginning September 7, 2021 to fill the vacancy of retiring Founder and Artistic Director, Jeanne Kelly.
“The Board of Directors of Encore is very pleased to present Brian Isaac as the new Artistic Director of Encore,” said Anthony Tambasco, President. “Those who participated in Encore University last fall already met Brian in the courses he offered. He is smart, well organized, impeccably trained, experienced, sensitive in his work with chorales, and committed to the mission of Encore Creativity. We welcome him and look forward to his taking over the leadership of our many chorales.”
Isaac holds a Master of Music in Music Education from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Music Education from Old Dominion University. A former Marine, Brian also holds a Bachelor of Science in English from the United States Naval Academy.
Read more: Encore Names Brian Isaac Artistic Director
Annapolis, MD— August 16, 2021 — Nearly 15 years ago, Jeanne Kelly began with an idea, while sitting at her dining room table. Today, that concept, Encore Creativity for Older Adults, has grown into the nation’s largest nonprofit choral arts organization for older adults. As founder and Artistic Director, Kelly has shepherded Encore to a level that has exceeded even her own expectations. Now, having created an incredible legacy, she has decided it is the time to retire.
“I believe in the power of music to make a better world. So, it is with great sadness and joy that I announce my retirement as Artistic Director of Encore Creativity for Older Adults,” stated Kelly. “Encore has been the pinnacle of my career and has created so many fabulous memories.”
Under Kelly’s leadership with support from her husband Larry Kelly, Encore has grown to 22 local chorales across Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and New York; plus, affiliates in Hudson, Ohio; Littleton and Highland Park, Colorado and Santa Clarita, California. An estimated 2000 singers participate in this artistic enrichment program. Highlights of the past years include concert tours that have taken chorales to locations in Europe, including Bath, England; the Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria; and Rouen, France; as well as Cuba, Canada and more. These trips helped to forge international friendships and made lasting musical reminiscences. Other high points have included concerts in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall;
Read more: Encore Founder Jeanne Kelly to Step Down
Encore is the nation's largest choral organization for adults over the age of 55.
Encore's mission is to provide an excellent and accessible artistic environment for older adults, regardless of experience or ability, who seek arts education and performance opportunities under a professional artist.
All Encore programs are conducted by professionals who 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 a great way 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!
Encore is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt organization.