Richard Hornsby is an active performer, educator, arts administrator and arts advocate. A specialist in clarinets, he performs as a soloist and chamber musician with many groups including New Brunswick’s new music ensemble, Motion. He is Director of Music at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. Since coming to New Brunswick he has been the founder and Director of the UNB Music Camp, founder and President of Musical Ventures Inc, founder and Artistic Director of Atlantic Sinfonia and Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival. He also started the UNB Music Conservatory, a community music program at UNB. Recently he has accepted the invitation to be conductor and music director of the Fredericton Chamber Orchestra
As a volunteer and advocate, Richard has been active on the local, provincial, and national levels, including serving as President of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, President of the New Brunswick Arts Board, and President of the New Brunswick Arts Council. He is currently past president of the Cultural Human Resources Council of Canada, President of Music New Brunswick, and was a founding member of the Fredericton Arts Alliance. He is passionate about the role of the arts in our society, and works on issues of arts education, status of the artist, access to the arts and training for cultural workers through a variety of organizations.