As announced in our last issue of Encore, Edward Blaser has retired from Performing Arts Management after 39 years. His dedication to the office took him to a hundred different countries and included work with organizations across the globe. We will miss him.
This past spring and summer our BYU performing groups visited some intriguing places: Mongolia, China, the Czech Republic, Croatia, and Alaska, to name a few. In this issue of Encore, we share photos and information about these experiences that have broadened our students’ understanding and given them the opportunity to share their skills.
Feast on this year-end review, and then turn to the back cover and dream with us about our plans for our next performance season, which will include travel and performances in the United States and grand adventures at our 2016 international destinations. More about those tours in a later issue. For now, enjoy our review of 2015.
Rex L. Barrington, Director
BYU Performing Arts Management