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.
Director of External Affairs
Janey Moskowitz has spent 20 years working successfully with corporate and not-for-profit organizations in implementing productive solutions, stewarding clients and donors, cultivating creative communities, and accomplishing multiple projects in a fast-paced working environment.
Janey is currently Director of External Affairs for the Washington Bach Consort, the nation’s pre-eminent music ensemble celebrating the artistry and legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach. She joined the Consort in August 2007 and is the organization’s principal marketing professional and event planner. She began her career at the Consort as its principal liaison to the local and national corporate community and worked as the major grant writer for the Consort for many years. After 16 seasons with the Consort, Janey has worn “many hats” and has a great depth of organizational knowledge. “Ask Janey, she probably knows.” is a frequent sentence uttered around the office.
Before joining the Consort, Janey worked as Development Manager at Glen Echo Park Partnership and as Corporate Relations Coordinator for The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC’s most important museum of modern art.
Janey began her career in hospitality with Marriott International. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History.
When Janey’s not busy at the Bach Consort, she’s traveling, wine tasting, taking spin classes, and hanging out with friends and family in Bluemont, VA.
Michael Walker II
Major Gifts Officer
Michael Walker II is an established and innovative fundraising professional with extensive non-profit management expertise. As a passionate advocate of community centric fundraising, Michael sincerely believes that a community rich in the classical arts enhances the quality of life of its members, while providing them the opportunities to learn and appreciate the humanity we all share.
Currently, Michael serves as the Major Gifts Officer for the Washington Bach Consort following tenures with leading arts organizations including, but not limited to Apollo’s Fire, Central City Opera, and Indianapolis Opera. Michael continues to build sustainable business structures and strategic plans that focus on relationships and community building to ensure the continued growth of the organization.
Michael holds a Masters of Music in Historical Performance Practices from the Historical Performance Institute at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. In addition, he enjoys a thriving career as a Countertenor, performing as a soloist with orchestras and a chamber music member. Furthermore, Michael is a Sphinx LEADer Fellow with the Sphinx Organization; a social justice organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts.
Taylor Tobak is a passionate performing arts manager with extensive knowledge of development, education programs, and events. She thrives in a fast-paced environment and loves bringing communities together through the arts.
Currently, Taylor serves as the Development Manager at the Washington Bach Consort. With an event background from her time at Smithsonian Associates and Arena Stage, she cultivates relationships with Consort donors and patrons to create exceptional concert experiences. Taylor coordinates fundraising plans to achieve financial goals across all giving streams and provides front of house support for over 40 concerts and events each season. She is also the primary liaison for foundation and government grant management.
Taylor holds a Master of Arts in Global Entertainment and Music Business from Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain, where she also served as Artistic Coordinator for TEDxBerkleeValencia.
Taylor also loves traveling and has journeyed extensively throughout Europe, Africa, and South America learning about performing arts and music culture. She loves bringing music, arts, and education from all over the world to diverse audiences in the DC community.
In her free time, Taylor enjoys going to concerts and theater as an audience member. She also enjoys reading, volunteering for the Smithsonian, going to Nationals games, and spending time by the water and at restaurants with friends, family, and her dog, Maverick.