The Early Music Studio of Saint John was founded in 2006 by Tim Blackmore. Its mission is to provide educational and performance programs which stimulate interest in, and increase appreciation of, renaissance, baroque and classical music of the historical period dating from the first voyage of Jacques Cartier (1534) to the arrival of the Loyalists (1783).
For its first year the Studio operated in partnership with the Saint John Arts Centre Inc., which provided administrative support as well a venue for the Studio’s performances. The Studio was incorporated as a non-profit company in New Brunswick in 2007 (Registration No. 632686) and is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable organization (Registration No. 85700 4956 RR0001).
Since 2007 the Studio has been very active in presenting performances of baroque music in Saint John and throughout New Brunswick, many of them in partnership with other organizations such as the Université de Moncton, Mount Allison University, the University of New Brunswick ,the Sackville and the Lamèque Early Music Festivals and Symphony New Brunswick.
Since 2014 the focus of the Studio has been the Early Music Festival of Saint John and its year-round educational and outreach programs.
Board of Directors 2021-2022:
Tim Blackmore, President
Andrew Graham, Vice-President
Nicola Carter, Secretary-Treasurer