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Encore University’s expansive Masterclass series continues with our fourth installment: an Encore Creativity exclusive Masterclass with Sarah Quartel, composer of All The Way Home!

Sarah Quartel, known for her fresh and exciting works in the world of choral compositions, brings the composer’s touch to the Zoom classroom. We have been honored to have Sarah Quartel’s piece, All The Way Home, as a part of the Encore Chorale repertoire this spring.

On April 26, Sarah Quartel will join us for an exclusive Encore University Masterclass. This We Know: How Can We Keep From Singing when music unites audiences and singers alike? And how do composers create works that inspire audiences As You Sing?

In this 90-minute Masterclass, Sarah Quartel will bring her experience as a composer for a conversation specifically for Encore Creativity for Older Adults. Join Sarah for a spirited conversation on:

  • her muse, the inspiration behind her pieces, and channeling inspiration into song
  • the process of writing and composing choral music for different ensembles
  • how choral music connects composers with conductors, conductors with singers, and singers with audiences

This informative session will end with a live Q&A session, where Sarah will answer any questions you may have.

DATE AND TIMEWednesday, April 26, 7:30 PM ET – 9:00 PM ET
PRICE$15 per person

Can’t make it to the Zoom? Encore University’s flexibility extends to our Masterclass series, too! A recorded version of the presentation will be sent to all registered participants for later viewing.


Canadian composer and educator SARAH QUARTEL is known for her fresh and exciting approach to choral music. Deeply inspired by the life-changing relationships that can occur while making choral music, Sarah writes in a way that connects singer to singer, ensemble to conductor, and performer to audience. Her works are performed by choirs across the world, and she has been commissioned by groups including the American Choral Directors Association, the National Children’s Chorus of the United States of America, and New Dublin Voices. Since 2018 she has been exclusively published by Oxford University Press, and she continues to work as a clinician and conductor at music education and choral events at home and abroad.