Conductors & Performers

Jerry Luckhardt, an associate professor of music at the University of Minnesota, is the current artistic director and conductor.  Encore is comprised of some of the Twin Cities' top instrumentalists with varied careers who are dedicated to the sharing high quality music.

Conductors Performers

Composition Contest

Photo Credit: photo by Cassian Lee

Photo Credit: photo by Cassian Lee

Are you a young composer 15-22 years of age? The Charles B. Olson Young Composers Contest was created to encourage developing young composers.  Cash prize and a public performance for the winning composition.  

Composition Contest ›

Are you looking for a unique way to introduce band music on a professional level to your students? Encore Wind Ensemble has developed the MusicConnect program to help your students experience high quality performance and inspire them to continue a lifelong exploration of music.

Music Connect ›