Marc Eisenberg joined the Washington Bach Consort as Executive Director in 2009. Under his leadership, the Bach Consort has more than tripled its number of annual performances, established an award-winning educational program for thousands of DC public and public charter school students, and increased its operating reserves by nearly 2,500%. An all-professional baroque chorus and orchestra, the Consort has grown to serve 10,000 people of all ages annually, with more than 60% participating free of charge. In 2020, SMU DataArts identified the Consort as the nation’s 8th highest-performing arts organization and 2nd highest-performing music organization, among thousands of organizations.
Marc is a founding and continuing participant in the Kennedy Center’s Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child initiative. He completed Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management program and the Kennedy Center Capacity Building program. In 2021, he was selected to attend Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program.
Marc is a co-founder and co-leader of ArtsAction DC, an arts advocacy group. He has co-led Arts Advocacy Days for DC Advocates for the Arts and served on the board of directors of Culture Capital, where he headed its advocacy committee. These advocacy efforts have helped increase funding for the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities.
Prior to joining the Bach Consort, Marc helped lead Lisner Auditorium, presented jazz with the Charlin Jazz Society, collaborated on a music exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, assisted a touring rock band, worked for music producer John Alagia, and played a small part in the revitalization of DC’s Howard Theatre. In the mid 1990s, ahead of the technology boom, he helped start an Internet company and for 12 years oversaw relationships with U.S. Navy, the United Nations, World Bank and other clients at a variety of web service companies.
A George Washington University graduate, Marc has lived in Washington, DC for more than 30 years and is the founder and host of the DC Music Salon. He has attended more than 1,000 live music performances. Marc enjoys golfing, running, playing basketball and traveling, but is more likely to be taking care of his two young children.