Louisville native and Director of Music, John Austin Clark serves as founding producing artistic director of Bourbon Baroque since its inception in 2007. Mr. Clark operates a private piano studio (#musicbox1532), is an active accompanist and vocal coach, directs musical theatre and opera, and performs regularly with various ensembles and equity theatre houses such as Actors Theatre of Louisville among others. He is the recipient of the 2017 Young Alumni Achievement Award from his alma mater Louisville Collegiate School in Louisville, Kentucky and a recipient of a Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts Toyota Alumni Grant that he used to apprentice with harpsichord builder Yves Beaupré of Montréal, QC in August 2017. He performs on a variety of keyboard instruments and owns a 2017 Beaupré Italian harpsichord. He can be heard on the Naxos/Centaur label. Upcoming appearances include Facebook LIVE virtual concerts from #musicbox1532 in addition to his weekly cabaret in honor of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear: #GOVERNMEDADDY each Wednesday at 6PM.