The American Boychoir School has announced the appointment of a new president, Robert Rund, effective July 1. Recently, Rund served as the school administrator at the Waldorf School of Princeton, where he was responsible for enrollment, fundraising, finance, and operations for a school of over 200 students and 20 faculty. Prior to that, he was the arts department chair and director of cultural events at the Peddie School in Hightstown, where he oversaw all curricular and extra-curricular offerings in the arts, managing all finances, facilities, staff, and programs in the arts department. While at Peddie, Rund founded and directed the highly successful non-profit, Community Arts Partnership at the Peddie School (CAPPS), which offers a variety of programs in the visual and performing arts to the surrounding community.
In addition to his work in independent schools, Rund has extensive experience in the international performing arts industry. As an artist and booking manager for the prestigious IMG Artists, Ltd. in New York his work primarily focused on guest orchestral appearances by soloists, conductors and ensembles on the impressive IMG roster. For many years Mr. Rund served as associate publisher of the venerable Musical America Publishing, which has been the leading source of information in the performing arts for over 100 years.
He earned a bachelors of music degree in music education from Westminster Choir College of Rider University, and a masters in arts Administration from Goucher College. In 2004, Rund was one of 50 international arts leaders to be awarded a fellowship to participate in the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders in the Arts, a joint initiative by the Stanford Graduate School of Business and National Arts Strategies.