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September 21, 2016 | Bob D'Eith joins musica intima as General Manager
Non-profit leader, lawyer, musician and publisher dedicated to advancing performing arts
Vancouver, BC—Bob D’Eith has been named General Manager of the professional, contemporary choral ensemble: musica intima.
D’Eith has decades of experience in the BC music industry, having recently spent 14 years at the helm of Music BC, a non-profit society that advances the music industry through education, funding, advocacy and promotion. During his tenure, Music BC administered the award-winning Peak Performance Project, which supports emerging artists in Western Canada.
D’Eith served on the National Advisory Board for The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) Society for many years, and was instrumental in bringing the 2009 JUNO Awards to Vancouver, serving as the executive chair of the Host Committee.
In addition to leadership roles at key music organizations, D’Eith maintains a law practice in the entertainment sector. A musician (pianist) and songwriter himself, D’Eith has been nominated for two JUNO Awards (Rymes with Orange and Mythos). He is the founder of Adagio Media, a music label, and publisher of music and books. He has also authored three books: A Career in Music: the other 12 step program, A Career in Music: building your inner circle and The Displaced, a futuristic science fiction novel.
“Mr. D’Eith’s commitment, dedication and passion to advancing the regional music industry is admirable,” says Janet Lowcock, President of musica intima’s Board of Directors. “His broad experience and many contributions to the performing arts, coupled with a successful career in corporate management, make him an ideal fit to lead our charitable organization that is dedicated to championing the contemporary and Canadian choral canon.”
"I'm thrilled to be taking on the management of this amazing organization of professional vocalists," says D'Eith. "This ensemble demonstrates excellence and artistry in their performances at a caliber that is absolutely outstanding," he says, adding; "joining musica intima at the very beginning of its 2016/17 season is an opportunity to really roll my sleeves up, and help bring the musical greatness of musica intima to communities locally, nationally and internationally."
D’Eith’s commitment and dedication to the music industry have led him to serve on the boards of the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA), and the Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations (CCMIA).
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About musica intima
Nominated for three JUNO awards, the Vancouver-based conductorless vocal ensemble has released seven commercial recordings. musica intima’s album clear (1999) was named one of the 30 best Canadian classical recordings ever by CBC. The ensemble’s album into light (2010) received a 10-star review in BBC Music Magazine. The ensemble's latest release is its first-ever collaboration album: Thirst (2015).
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