Dr. Jeff Baker
Jeff Baker serves as the Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Dr. Baker received music degrees from the University of Oklahoma (BM) and the University of North Texas (MM and DMA). Dr. Baker has served as a graduate teaching fellow at the University of North Texas and he has also taught applied low brass instruction at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma as well as a healthy studio of young aspiring musicians in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex.
As a performer, Dr. Baker can be heard on bass trombone, cimbasso, and tuba in the Dallas area and he has performed with numerous ensembles throughout the southwest including the Dallas Opera, the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Longview Symphony, the Lawton Philharmonic, the Dallas Wind Symphony, the Lewisville Lake Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Winds, and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Dr. Baker has also been a part of over fifteen recording projects on the Klavier, Mark, and Naxos labels. As an aspiring artist, Dr. Baker was a semi-finalist for the Leonard Falcone International Tuba and Euphonium Competition (2006, 2009) as well as the Potomac Music Academy (2005), the International Tuba and Euphonium Association Arnold Jacobs Mock Orchestral Audition (2010), and the International Tuba and Euphonium Association Quartet Competition (2006). Dr. Baker has also performed as a featured soloist with the US Army Band (2007) and the University of North Texas Symphonic Band (2012).
Dr. Baker is the conductor and coordinator for the annual Tuba Christmas celebration held in downtown Commerce and is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, the International Tuba and Euphonium Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.