Encore String Orchestra

July 26 6:00-9:00pm
July 27, 28, 31, Aug. 1

Director: Terry Foster

Join Encore’s summer honors string orchestra. Have fun playing unique and challenging music with top musicians from across McHenry, Kane and Cook counties and surrounding areas!

Perform with us!

Be a part of EMA!

Join with a recommendation from your teacher or an invitation from your director. Open to violin, viola, cello and double bass students entering 9th-12th grade.

Graduating seniors and alumni are invited to audition for the Woodstock Community Orchestra – click here for more information and the google form. 

What is the cost to join the summer string orchestra? 

Summer Tuition is $50. Comprehensive financial aid is available. Our goal is to make this summer program as accessible for all as possible.

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2023 Performance: August 2 @ 6pm

Location: Historic Woodstock Square
Woodstock, IL 60098


Frequently Asked Questions

Wednesday, July 26 6:00-9:00pm
Thursday, July 27 6:00-8:00pm
Friday, July 28 6:00-8:00pm
Monday, July 31 6:00-8:00pm
Tuesday, August 1 6:00-8:00pm

Wednesday, August 2 – call time 5:30pm, concert 6pm


Yes, need-based financial aid is available to all families and individuals. We believe that music is an integral part of everyone’s life. Read our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement.

Learn more about Financial Assistance