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Dr. Charles Baker, cello


Charles Baker, cellist, was honored as ASTA's "Outstanding Studio Teacher of the Year" for 2010 for the Greater Los Angeles Area. He recently retired as a member of the Roselle Trio and the Palo Verde Trio. He has performed solo recitals in the United States and in Western Europe and with Community Concerts of Columbia Artists Management.

He has done symphonic performing with the Rochester Philharmonic, Glendale Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Ojai Festival and Joffrey Ballet orchestras.

Teaching positions included the Eastman School of Music, University of North Texas, U.C. Santa Barbara, California State University, Fullerton, Southern Illinois University, and the Camp de Musique International in Neuchatel, Switzerland.

He received the Bachelor's, Master's and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees plus the Performer's Certificate in Violoncello from the Eastman School of the University of Rochester.

He has performed with numerous chamber groups over the years and has over fifty years experience in coaching chamber music.