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, baroque and classical music of the historical period dating from 1600 to 1800.
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 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.
From 2014 to 2022 the focus of the Studio was the Saint John Early Music Festival and its year-round educational and outreach programs. The Studio's current focus is on the presentation of concerts of 18th century chamber music for keyboard and strings involving ensembles of various sizes.
Board of Directors 2023
Tim Blackmore, President
Andrew Graham, Vice-President
Nicola Carter, Secretary-Treasurer