Karin Brookes heads to Juilliard Historical Performance program from Early Music America

Posted on: August 3, 2021

KARIN BROOKES has been appointed administrative director of the Historical Performance program at the Juilliard School in New York City. She will work with Robert Mealy, director of the program. Brookes is currently the executive director of the national advocacy group Early Music America, from which she will step down on August 6. Prior to joining Early Music America in September 2017, she was the director of development for Early Music Seattle. A native of the U.K., Brookes lived and worked in London, Philadelphia, and Glasgow before moving to Seattle in 2011. Before coming to the United States, she was assistant to Christopher Hogwood and manager of the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Brookes has degrees in French and music from the Universities of Edinburgh and Cambridge, and a master of journalism degree from Temple University. She is married to Simon Woods, the president and CEO of the League of American Orchestras.