Non-profit leader, lawyer, musician and publisher Bob D'Eith has been named general manager of musica intima, the internationally renowned contemporary choral ensemble.
D'Eith brings to the role decades of experience in BC's music industry, having recently spent 14 years at the helm of Music BC Industry Association. During his tenure, Music BC administered the award-winning Peak Performance Project, which supports emerging artists in Western Canada.
His 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). He also 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 key music organizations, D'Eith maintains a law practice in the entertainment sector, is the founder of the music label Adagio Media, and is the publisher of music and books. A musician and songwriter himself, D'Eith has been nominated for two JUNO Awards (Rymes with Orange and Mythos)
“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," said D'Eith in a media release. "This ensemble demonstrates excellence and artistry in their performances at a caliber that is absolutely outstanding. 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 joined the organization effective September 15, 2016, taking over the role from interim general manager Meaghan Williams.