Encore Welcomes Robert Rund, New Executive Director

Robert Rund WebEncore is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Rund as Executive Director.  Robert comes to us with a vast array of experience in the world of performing and choral arts. Most recently, Robert served as Regional Director of Development for Harmony Foundation International, an organization that connects people through charitable giving to enrich lives through singing. Previously, Robert held positions of Executive Director of the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, President and Head of School at The American Boychoir School in Princeton, New Jersey, Executive Director and Founder of Community Arts Partnership at the Peddie School (CAPPS) in Hightstown, New Jersey, Associate Publisher of Musical America Worldwide in New York City, and finally, President of R2C2, a successful consulting firm serving internationally renowned performing artists, ensembles and organizations.

Robert earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, and a Master of Arts in Arts Administration degree from Goucher College in Towson, Maryland. In addition, Robert was one of 50 non-profit arts leaders internationally selected in 2004 for a fellowship offered by Stanford University Graduate School of Business and National Arts Strategies. Robert has sung choral music throughout his entire life, directed several amateur choral groups, and continues to compose and arrange vocal music as an avocation. As Robert prepares his move to Maryland, he will be joined by his partner, Alison.

“I am thrilled and honored to serve as Encore’s next Executive Director,” said Rund. “The organization’s current offerings speak so closely to our shared value of the benefits of lifelong singing. Perhaps even more gratifying, the power of Encore’s programs clearly extends well beyond the music. I have great admiration for Jeanne’s vision, and, together with the Board of Directors, I look forward to helping the organization grow, and sharing this wonderful mission with more and more people in the coming years.”  

Robert will join Encore effective September 4, 2018

Fall 2018 Encore Program Registration is Now Open

L16 02090Registration for all Encore Fall 2018 semester programs is now open. Register here for all Encore Chorales and Encore ROCKS Choruses.  For complete program schedule information CLICK HERE. NOTE: Separate links are provided for our partners at AACC, Langston Brown and Glen Echo as they do not go through Encore's internal registration process. See below for links to their registration sites.

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CLICK HERE for instructions on how to register for the AACC Encore Chorale. You will be registering for non-credit course COA-328

To register for the Langston Brown Encore Chorale visit the Arlington County Website or call the office 703-228-4747. Detailed registration instructions can be found HERE.

To register for the Glen Echo Encore Chorale visit the Washington Conservatory Website

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Encore Featured in New York Times


NYT PhotoThe New York Times online edition published an article about Encore, Singing Their Way Through Retirement, on February 25, 2018.  It appeared in the print edition on March 4th.  READ IT HERE.

Encore's New York City Chorale and ROCKS had a most successful launch this spring. Fall registrations will open soon.  Join us there or at one of our many other locations!