June Goldsmith’s life-long contributions to the arts have greatly enriched the cultural life of British Columbia. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Music in the Morning, a concert society that features local, national and international artists who speak from the stage about the music they play. Ms. Goldsmith has created a niche with her unique morning concert format, offering challenging programmes to the growing number of people who prefer their cultural experiences in the daytime. She is passionate in sharing her love of music with others.
Ms. Goldsmith, ever committed to British Columbia artists, has founded and directed several musical series throughout the province, including Whistler’s Music in the Mountains, West Vancouver’s Music in the Library, and Music in the Market at Granville Island. She also organises outreach performances and free concerts, endeavouring to provide musical experiences for all.
Ms. Goldsmith gives much of her time and considerable expertise to national organisations such as the Juno Awards, the Canadian Music Centre and the Canada Council for the Arts. She also participates in music conferences and symposiums throughout Canada and the U.S.
Ms. Goldsmith received the Canada 125 Medal in 1992, and was inducted into the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2002. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2004.