We believe in growing dedicated and conscientious leaders of the world—which is why curating meaningful community outreach events is at the heart of ENCORE Chamber Music’s teaching philosophy.

Our young artists receive intensive instructions on how to create an impactful music outreach event. We require them to come up with a script for each occasion incorporating cool facts, silly jokes, and/or stories. These talented young artists always surprise us by coming up with creative ways to engage audience who may have never heard an instrument up close! This hands-on approach invented by ENCORE’s very own Cavani String Quartet is truly unique, and known as “The Cleveland-Style Outreach” in the music world.

In the process, our students and faculty develop lifelong bonds,
making them lasting goodwill ambassadors for Cleveland.




Literacy Through the ARTs

In Broadway neighborhoods for over 35 years, Jones Road Congregational Church successfully completed its 10th annual Literacy Through the Arts. This is a a six-week summer camp for neighborhood children that seeks to build young readers by giving them access to training in the arts—and providing nutritious meals! We were so fortunate to bring 8 string quartets to this incredible program to showcase what it means to perform in a really cool band (well...almost!) together AS A TEAM.



Passionate about the power of the arts to meaningfully transform young lives, Rainey Institute’s incredible string programs provide a safe, enriching community for its neighborhood. We were honored to collaborate with them to bring our young artists to show & tell about PAPA HAYDN, also known as composer Josef Haydn, who invented the string quartet form!!!

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Brick City Project
@Cleveland public theater

Ever seen Beethoven performed at a public housing community center?? Well, that’s what we do!!! Together with Cleveland Public Theater’s incredible Brick City Theater Project that brings theater to housing projects throughout Cleveland, we conducted an interactive seminar on Beethoven’s masterpiece, ‘Grosso Fugue’, which of course means a….gross fugue!!!! Wait, what is a fugue?