Dr. Charles Baker provides our masterclasses. A cellist, he was honored as ASTA’s “Outstanding Studio Teacher of the Year” in 2010 by the Greater Los Angeles Area (700 teachers). 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 Western Europe and with Community Concerts of Columbia Artists Management.
Dr. Baker has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, Glendale Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Ojai Festival and Joffrey Ballet orchestras. His extensive teaching career included positions at the Eastman School of Music, University of North Texas, University of California at Santa Barbara, California State University at 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.