John Austin Clark, Governors School for the Arts Alumni and member of the Kentuckians of New York, is the co-founder and Artistic Director for Bourbon Baroque. He received his collegiate training at Oberlin Conservatory of Music (B.M.) in music education and at McGill University (M.M.) in harpsichord performance.
Bourbon Baroque performs the music of the 17th and 18th centuries for the promotion of public interest in the arts, culture, and lifestyle of the Baroque through collaboration and strategic partnerships. The ensemble varies in size based on a given program performing chamber music to full operatic spectacles throughout the year in a variety of venues.
In addition to his administrative responsibilities with Bourbon Baroque, Mr. Clark operates a private piano studio, is an active accompanist and vocal coach, directs musical theatre and opera, and performs regularly in the New York City area and beyond as well as adjudicating for the Kentucky Bach vocal competition among others.