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Arts for Life

Arts for Life

Encore Creativity’s Arts for Life programming is designed to support individuals through their life span, especially those experiencing cognitive change or physical challenges.

Sentimental Journey Singers

Sentimental Journey Singers is for individuals with early to mid-stage cognitive change.

Activities

The group also participates in therapeutic activities, such as movement and music games.

Rehearsals

Participants, with their care partners, learn vocal techniques and three-part harmony, while singing familiar songs and new pieces in a social group setting under the leadership of a professional conductor. Sheet music and a CD are provided so participants can practice at home.

Concerts

Each 15-week semester culminates with a concert performance, free and open to family, friends, and the general public.

Locations

Find a Sentimental Journey Singers program near you.

Maryland

North Carolina

Online

Prefer Rehearsing Virtually?

Join Sentimental Journey Singers Online

All members registered for in-person singing are welcome to participate in our online-only rehearsal as well. You'll be led by a conductor on Zoom and learn the same music taught over 15 weeks in our in-person rehearsals.

Join Online Rehearsal

Register

With the generous support of our sponsors, Arts for Life programs are tuition-free and include sheet music and a rehearsal CD highlighting the singer’s voice part. Participants should register with their care partners.

Melody Makers

Melody Makers is a musical therapy program for individuals with mid-stage cognitive change.

Activities

Melody Makers includes therapeutic music and movement games.

Sessions

Ambassadors and Melody Makers engage in 45-60-minute sessions for 10-weeks.

Informance

At the end of 10-weeks, the group will share what they have learned with a participatory informance.

Locations

Find a Melody Makers program near you.

Register

With the generous support of our sponsors, Arts for Life programs are tuition-free and include sheet music and a rehearsal CD highlighting the singer’s voice part. Participants should register with their care partners.

Partner With Us

We are always searching for organizations, residential facilities, and senior support centers to partner with.
Please contact Dr. Mary Ann East, Director of Arts for Life if you would like to participate in or support our programming.