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Encore University

Encore University

Keeping you singing, dancing, creating, and learning!


Supplemental music education taught by the best minds, all conducted via Zoom for learning wherever you are.


Our expansive Encore University curriculum is available to you for one all-inclusive tuition price.


Each 10-week course runs one hour per week.


Encore University’s Spring 2024 Semester will begin on February 12. Register today for access to live and recorded versions of all Encore University classes this semester!

Encore University Masterclasses

Encore University’s newest educational offering – a series of dynamic and wide-ranging topics tailored for you!

Encore University’s Masterclass series seamlessly blends the educational quality of Encore University with the expertise of our instructors for one class deep-dives into practical topics that you can use in your artistic journey. In our 90-minute masterclasses, renowned instructors and musicians will bring their talent to the Zoom classroom. Encore University’s Masterclass series can be enjoyed whether you’re a current Encore University student, or just a lifelong creative learner!

Encore University Masterclass #10: “Music of Life” with B.E. Boykin

Encore University Masterclass #10: “Music of Life” with B.E. Boykin

B.E. Boykin, composer, pianist, and educator, joins Encore University’s Masterclass series for a discussion on composition, inspiration, and creativity, presented special for Encore Creativity!

Boykin, an Alexandria native, is the renowned composer of new classic choral works Music of Life, We Sing As OneConsolamini, and more. The process of choral composition is a personal journey with inspiration, muse, and music. How does music affect our lives, and what part of our lives do we bring to the composition process? 

In this 90-minute Masterclass, B.E. Boykin will bring her compositions to the Zoom classroom for a conversation specifically for Encore Creativity for Older Adults. Join this presentation for a vibrant conversation on the writing process, the inspiration behind Boykin’s choral compositions, her techniques and methods in writing for different ensembles, and how music can connect audiences, singers, and composers alike. Join the composer of one of Encore Creativity’s works for the Spring 2024 semester and walk along the journey behind its creation!

DATE AND TIMEMonday, February 26, 7:30 PM ET – 9:00 PM ET

Can’t make it to the Zoom? Encore University’s flexibility extends to our Masterclass series. A recorded version of this presentation will be sent to all registered participants after the session.

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Masterclass Archive

All of our Masterclass series videos are recorded to be viewed on-demand later. If you’ve missed a Masterclass, click the links below to register for access to the archived recording of that session. Your registration email will include a link to the recorded presentation that you can watch whenever you’d like!