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The Repertoire Section: Getting Creative with Work Titles

At the heart of any event listing are a few key pieces of information:  when is it, where is it, and what is it?

To answer this last question, each event entered in the InstantEncore control panel features a Repertoire section – a list of musical works to be performed during the event. These works are then tagged with even more information, such as the composer of the music and any artists or ensembles who are performing on it, letting the audience know exactly what is in store for them.

http://instantencore.com/concert/details.aspx?PId=5114463
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But wait!  What if my event doesn’t have classical music or any music at all?

Due to the wide variety of types of events, there is some flexibility in the system.  Here are some tips and examples for using the Repertoire area if you’re not presenting classical music.

The Biggest Secret

When adding a new Work Title to the system, you can actually leave the Composer field blank even though it is listed as “Required Info.”

In fact, we encourage you to leave this blank unless you are adding the name of the person who composed the music. Authors, choreographers, and others – though important – should be set in the Miscellaneous field if you wish to tag them.You can then set the Title to whatever you want! Lets take a look at a few examples.

 

Dance

Dance and ballet can have strong ties to classical music, but the focus is often more on the dancers and choreographers than the people who perform the music.

Major ballets, such as Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker or Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, will be listed as normal music works.

Shorter, non-programmatic dance pieces can be added with “Dance Name (Choreographer)” in the Title field while leaving the Composer field blank.  This shifts the focus away from the music and towards the choreographer.

Dancers can be added as Artists.  For their instrument, a “Dancer” option is available.

http://instantencore.com/concert/details.aspx?PId=5104875
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Theatre

Theatrical works are even more straightforward.  Again, leave the Composer field blank. Enter the name of the production in the Title field, and tag any additional relevant information.

http://instantencore.com/concert/details.aspx?PId=5104875
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Popular Music

Oftentimes, popular solo artists or bands will not have a predefined program.  For these, you can use the “Program TBA” feature as provided, or if you want to be more specific, you can add something more descriptive such as “Program to be announced from stage” in the example below.

http://instantencore.com/concert/details.aspx?PId=5115855
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Getting Creative

Sometimes your event just doesn’t fit any predefined category.  Set a work title that briefly describes the event. This can be anything you want, but short, informative descriptions are the best.  Keep in mind that if it is generic enough, you will be able to use it again for similar events in the future!

This Saturday matinee concert featuring a mix of music and visual performing arts is best described as a “Free Event.”

http://instantencore.com/concert/details.aspx?PId=5113080
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The Elmhurst Symphony’s Art of Conducting event is part of their “ESO Lecture Series.”

http://instantencore.com/concert/details.aspx?PId=5114445
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If you have questions on how to use the Repertoire area to best represent your event, contact support@instantencore.com.

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