Adults, age 55+, are invited to expand their mind, body and talents by attending one of the premier performing arts institutes for older adults – the Encore Summer Choral Institute at St. Mary’s College of Maryland in Historic St. Mary’s City – sponsored by Encore Creativity for Older Adults. The institute, now in its 6th year, will attract adult students from all over the country to learn a new art, or continue to perfect lifelong skills. All levels of vocal and performance experience are welcomed.
Encore Creativity for Older Adults, the nation’s largest and fastest growing choral program for older adults, offers unique summer “performing arts sleep away camps” for older adults who want to learn, sing and perform. Last year’s St. Mary’s Encore Chorale Institute attracted more than 75 participants from around the country. Encore was delighted to also welcome local St. Mary’s and Calvert County commuters.
The Encore Choral Institute at St. Mary’s College of Maryland will run from June 18-22 and is led by Encore founder and conductor Jeanne Kelly, and Krystal Rickard McCoy, music director of St. Maries Musica and the Southern Maryland Encore Chorale. Singers have a full day starting with stretch/Yoga class and followed by a full choral rehearsal. After lunch singers will choose from a vocal technique class, a choral sectional, or free time. An afternoon choral rehearsal will follow. Repertoire will include spirituals, oratorio selections, songs from the American Song Book and Broadway. Singers may sit for rehearsals and performance.
The program will culminate in a grand finale performance on Saturday, June 22 at 1:30pm for friends, family and the public at the Historic St. Mary’s Hall.
Participant program fees include all classes, materials, accommodations on site, and meals. Commuter students are welcome and fees adjusted accordingly. Non-participating spouses or guests are also welcome and their fees include shared accommodations and meals with the program participants. Institute participants need not be current Encore singers. The deadline to register is May 17, 2013.