| Born 1951, Ontario
Frank Tadashi Nakashima was born in Toronto on July 22, 1951. He is a graduate of York University (Toronto) Bachelor of Fine Arts 1975, specializing in the performance practice of Medieval and Renaissance music. He has performed with The Toronto Consort (1972-1974), the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir (founding member) 1981-1986 and was a consultant for Poculi Ludique Societas (medieval drama society at the University of Toronto), and founding choir member at The Toronto Oratory. He has served on the board of directors of Early Music America and is currently the president and artistic director of the Toronto Early Music Centre.
He is a writer/reviewer for WholeNote magazine (2001 to 2009) and is also a composer of choral works and arrangements for voices. In addition to this, Nakashima imports music books and facsimile editions from Europe; prepares and edits music scores and performing parts for publication and performance as a music calligrapher and typesetter (clients include Toronto Symphony, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Opera Atelier).
From 1991 to 2010, he was the associate conductor at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Toronto.
Nakashima has also been an actor in film and television.