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Encore: Our Story

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The dream began to take shape  in September 2001, when the late internationally renowned gerontologist Dr. Gene Cohen, Director of the order viagra here Center on Aging, Health and discount cialis cialis Humanities at George Washington University, asked Jeanne Kelly to be part of a study on The Impact of Professionally Conducted Cultural Programs on the Physical Health, Mental Health and Social Functioning  of Older Adults.  The study would necessitate forming two chorales for older adults over 65 years of www.tns.co.at age to cialis discount generic join forces with the Senior Singers' Chorale Jeanne already had up and running at Goodwin House, Alexandria under her older adult program at Levine School of Music Arlington Campus where she was the director. She quickly added Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads in Falls Church, VA.

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GWU-NEA Study Inspired Encore

In 2001, the National Endowment for The Arts , along with the National Institutes of Health and four other federal and nonfederal programs, sponsored landmark research known as The Creativity and Aging Study. The goal of this multisite national study taking place in three major cities across the United States (Washington, New York, and San Francisco) was to examine the impact of participatory art programs conducted by professional artists on the physical health, mental health, and social functioning of older persons. The primary investigator was the late Gene D. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Center on Aging, Health & Humanities at the George Washington University. This was the first study of its kind, using an experimental design with a control group over an extended period of buy cialis soft tabs time, examining the canadian drugs viagra influence of active engagement in the arts on the overall health of older adults.

The study began in Washington, DC under the artistic direction of Conductor Jeanne Kelly, formerly of the Levine School of Music . The Washington, DC site focused on singing groups that joined together in a large chorale, while the other sites were engaged in a diversity of other art forms. The first results reported from the study were those from evaluating the chorale compared to a control matched in terms of activity level and health status at the start of buy generic viagra india rx the study.

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Jeanne Kelly, Executive Director

jeanne_pub_webJEANNE KELLY'S career of over forty years has produced a unique blend of recommended site experience as a vocal performer, teacher, conductor and music administrator that has prepared her well to serve as the founding President and Executive Director of Encore Creativity for Older Adults.

As a performer, Ms. Kelly made her professional operatic debut with the Washington Opera at the Kennedy Center.  She has also performed major roles with the Baltimore Opera, Opera Delaware, Central City Opera, Tulsa Opera, Annapolis Opera, and the purchase cheap levitra New York City Opera Education Department.  She appeared in the world premiere of Rappaccini's Daughter with the Pennsylvania Opera Theater.

In addition to having maintained a private voice studio in Maryland and using cialis Virginia, Ms. Kelly served on the faculties of the Levine School of Music, Washington, DC; Hood College, Frederick, Maryland; and the Baltimore School for the Arts.

Ms. Kelly served as conductor of the Women's Glee Club at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, and the Georgetown University Concert Choir.

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Larry Kelly, Board Chair

Larry KellyChairman of the Board and Director of Business Operations Larry Kelly has over forty years of management experience with large and small businesses in the private sector, federal government and the U.S. Navy, where he was the program director for a $200M/year revenue generating business.

Larry is a Principal Consultant for Total Systems Technologies Corporation (TSTC), an ISO certified and woman owned small business professional services company providing business and technical analysis, capital planning / portfolio management, audit and compliance reporting, information assistance and levitra cialis viagra project management services. Larry provides capital planning and portfolio management consulting support to  several federal agencies, including components of cialis canada online pharmacy no prescription the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  Previously, as a Senior Program Manager and Consultant for SAIC, Larry led consulting teams at the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Internal Revenue Service and the Department of the Treasury.

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Thomas Hoppin, Board Member

Tom Hoppin brings a mix of professional and choral experience to the Board. He has served as the Executive Vice President in a non-profit research firm looking for ways to improve the quality of life for seniors. Prior to cialis bought in canada that he was the President, COO and Board member of a commercial bank in D.C. ending after forty years in the investment and banking industry.

He served as Board Chair of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement that supports, trains, and serves over 1,000 non-profit entities in the Greater Washington area and www.auburg.de was an active member of Leadership Washington.

Tom has enjoyed choral singing starting in grade school. With various groups, he has sung with orchestras in New York, Boston, Baltimore and Washington: has accompanied Pat Boone and Burl Ives, and appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. More recently he sang with the Cathedral Choral Society and the Chancel Choir of buy viagra uk St. Mark’s, Capitol Hill, both in Washington D.C.

Tom graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and became a carrier pilot in the early 1960’s. He later earned a degree from the Graduate School of Banking [Rutgers and University of Delaware].

He and his wife, Prue, live on the water’s edge in Shady Side, MD. Tom is an avid sailor, cruising Chesapeake Bay with added ocean passages from North Carolina to Maine.

Edward Johnson, Board Member

After almost two decades of experience in international trade, small business management and finance, as well as organizational development, Ed Johnson retired and canadian drug purchases cialis set sights on his next, his “encore,” career. In his most recent work within the Booz Allen Hamilton team focusing on security, international trade, and economic development, Mr. Johnson exceled at gathering government agency requirements and transforming them into business actions as managed through various software tools. He provided research and analytic support as well as editing, writing, and market knowledge to the development of computer systems, policy and procedure documentation, system training materials, demand models and financial and economic impact analysis. His team-building and empowerment management methods helped him to rapidly develop skills in more junior members of the team.

Retirement has allowed Mr. Johnson to refocus his energies. Having performed in many dramas and generic viagra musicals in High School, Mr. Johnson now enjoys rekindling and honing new choral knowledge and skills. And as a board member with Encore Creativity, he is combining the best of his core training with his ongoing musical interests and his background in the both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.

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Ian McDonald, Board Member

Ian McDonald was born and grew up in Britain. He has master’s degrees in Modern History from Oxford University and in Economics from the George Washington University, Washington D.C.

He began his career as a journalist with the Glasgow Herald in Glasgow, Scotland, and first came to the United States as a fellow with the World Press Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota. After two years at the United Nations in New York, he was appointed Washington Correspondent for The Times of London, covering politics, civil rights, and the Apollo moon landings. In 1973 he joined the cialis 10 mg International Monetary Fund where he served for 28 years until his retirement at the end of 2001 as Chief Editor, with responsibility for all reports and buy tramadol with an e check publications.

Mr. McDonald first came to know Encore Creativity a few years ago through his wife, Crispina, who has greatly enjoyed singing with the Smithsonian Encore Chorale.

Kenneth Price, Board Member

Ken Price was born and raised in Montgomery County, Md. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Rockford College in Illinois. After graduation he worked for two years for the state of Illinois as an employment counselor for financially disadvantaged city residents.

Ken then returned to Maryland where he launched a distinguished civil service career. He worked for the Washington, DC, government for six years, assisting unemployed or underemployed District residents in finding employment and training opportunities. His last year with the DC government was a one-year appointment with the federal Department of Labor's Office of Youth Programs, where he helped organize and implement youth employment and training programs nationwide.

The last 28 years of Ken's federal career were spent as an analyst and manager with the Department of the Navy. He began his Navy civilian service as a program analyst for the Navy's attack submarine fleet, the SSN 688 (Los Angeles) and SSN 21 (Seawolf) classes.

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Terri Sorota, Board Member

Terri Sorota has 30 years experience in a variety of human resources, legal, lobbying, and management positions for insurance companies and trade associations. She has extensive experience in all aspects of public policy development and advocacy for life and health insurance trade associations and http://www.fishwise.org/buy-online-prescription-propecia served as General Counsel to the Health Insurance Association of America. She is a member of the Connecticut, District of generic form of levitra Columbia and U.S. Supreme Court Bars. Terri has served a number of school and community arts groups in a variety of creative and fundraising capacities.

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Encore is dedicated to providing an excellent and accessible artistic environment for older adults, 55 and over, regardless of experience or ability, who seek arts education and performance opportunities under a professional artist. Encore is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt organization.

All Encore programs are conducted by professional artists who will know how to get the most from their members. So come join the excitement, either as a beginner or at an advanced level. This is an excellent way to learn how to develop or improve your musical abilities, meet new friends, and look forward to an exciting performance schedule.

You’re never too old to try something new—and have the time of your life!