May I Attend Rehearsals at Chorales/ROCKS Other than My Own?
- Category: FAQ
In October 2015, Encore was proud to introduce Encore Rocks! a Rock & Roll chorus singing the greatest hits of the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's. Encore now has six Encore ROCKS! locations in the DC area, as well as a ROCKS chorus in New York City as of March 2018. This program is proving to be very successful and will continue to expand.
For Encore ROCKS: All wear dark (black) slacks or skirts and a bright solid colored shirt/blouse or a bright solid colored scarf.
It's always best to double check concert attire requirements before specific concerts as there may be changes, e.g., when performing joint concerts with Encore Chorales, Encore ROCKS attire may be changed.
If you feel your concert preparation would benefit from an extra rehearsal or two, you're also welcome to attend rehearsals at a "non-home" location. This is an added benefit of your participation in Enocre progrrams, where other groups are available in your area.
When payments are made directly to Encore, tuition refunds will be given on the following schedule:
When payments are made to one of our sponsoring organizations, such as Anne Arundel Community College or Washington Conservatory of Music, their refund policy for the class will apply. Encore does not prorate the tuition for those who miss classes. A liberal make-up policy allows for singers to make-up missed classes with other Washington DC area chorales. Contact the Encore office for specifics.
For those Encore programs for which you pay Encore directly, you may pay with cash or check at your first rehearsal. We also accept credit cards via PayPal on our web site. Online registration for those programs is located HERE. Some of our programs are under the auspices of a sponsoring organization, e.g., AACC, Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo, Langston Brown. Registration and payment for those programs is per the requirements of the sponsoring organization. Links to those locations' registration pages are generally provided in our rehearsal schedule information on our home page during the registration period.
Yes! We welcome everyone and can make tuition assistance available to those in need. Contact our office for more information.
All DC/MD/VA area Encore ROCKS Choruses will be rehearsing and performing the following repertoire for the Winter/Spring 2018 Semester:
The health and safety of our singers is of paramount importance to Encore. If in the judgement of Encore’s management, a current or prospective participant in an Encore program exhibits behavioral issues (including improper conduct) that pose a direct or significant risk to singers’ health and safety, Encore reserves the right to deny that individual’s enrollment in an Encore program.
Encore is an educational program for adults over the age of 55. Tuition is necessary for Encore to provide the highest caliber programs that meet the needs of our participants. Many factors go into determinnig tuition rates, which may vary from one location to another based on these variables. Encore keeps tuition as low as possible while addressing the realities of providing excellent and assessible programs to each of our Encore singers. Some of the factors that determine tuition rates include:
While this can certainly be a matter of personal preference, HERE IS ONE recommended by one of our Chorale Masters. It is priced at $16.99.
Please remember, music folders must be black with no design or printing on the outside cover.
Encore welcomes charitable contributions. We are incorporated as a nonprofit in the State of Maryland, and have received our 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation status from the Internal Revenue Service, making your contribution tax deductible.
You may send your contribution to: Encore Creativity for Older Adults, 5419 Deale-Churchton Road, Suite #102, Churchton, MD 20733
You may also make a pledge on our web site and we will send you an invoice.
More information about giving to Encore may be found HERE
First, contact Encore's office at 301-261-5747 for details and registration information. We will advise you on how to reserve your place on the trip. This may be done with a cruise company or other travle organization - or directly through Encore. Our current planned travel includes a singing retreat weekend at the Homestead Resort in Virginia, December, 2017 and a concert trip to Canada, including Montreal and Quebec, in May 2018. Both require registration directly through Encore. Information is available on this web site.