Tim McKnight has proudly served as Encore Vocal Ensemble’s Music Director since 2012. Tim originally hails from the Midwest where he received his Bachelors in Music Education and his Masters in Accompanying and Vocal Coaching from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to his work with Encore, He is also finishing his 11th year as Director of Music at Chalice Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Escondido.
Tim is a private piano teacher, accompanist, vocal coach, and award-winning musical theatre director and conductor. Between 2011 and 2013, he garnered two Outstanding Music Direction Awards (Children of Eden and Tommy) and two nominations (Funny Girl and Gypsy) from the National Youth Arts Awards for his work with JCompany Youth Theatre in La Jolla. In 2014 and 2015, Tim was honored to be the Music Director for the Ben Vereen Awards here in San Diego.