When Encore Creativity for Older Adults, the nation’s largest choral organization for adults over 55, had to cancel its summer programs due to the pandemic, the Alexandria Encore Chorale and Alexandria Encore ROCKS singers were devastated.
Yet, Encore has come up with a new virtual summer program: The Encore University Summer School, a six-week semester of over 20 unique offerings of singing, music courses and vocal instruction led by noted conductors. The program will meet over Zoom from July 6 to August 13, and is open to all men and women over 55. No prior music experience is needed.
Classes will include vocal health and technique, music theory and educational courses, such as America’s Women Choral Composers, Afternoon at the Opera and the Story of The Great American Songbook, plus rock & roll and choral singing and fun sing-alongs. A low all-inclusive tuition is $50 per person. Registration deadline is July 3.