PIANIST, SPENCER BAKER is a Las Vegas musician, conductor and teacher who recently completed Doctoral studies in piano performance at UNLV. Spencer has been a soloist with several regional orchestras. Most of Spencer's solo appearances have centered in the Southwest, but have also taken Spencer to perform in Dallas, TX, Washington., D.C., Disneyland, CA, Niagara Falls, Montreal, Italy, Canada and China. Dr. Baker is in his fourth season with the International Opera Performing Experience in Mercatello sul Matauro, Italy as faculty collaborative pianist, teacher and vocal coach.
Dr. Baker is the Director of Music Ministries for Green Valley Presbyterian Church and Concert Series Artistic director, adjunct instructor of piano at UNLV, principal pianist for Opera Las Vegas, and was immediate past musical director for the Nevada Ballet Theater at the Smith Center. Spencer recently performed Schubert’s song cycle, Winterreise, with internationally acclaimed tenor, Mark Thomsen; accompanied a solo recital with Diva, Denyce Graves; co-
created an interactive children’s Educational theater production entitled, “Mini Musical Masters”. Dr. Baker held an artist in residency position at Truman State University this past year. Dr. Baker is in demand as an adjudicator for piano festivals and competitions and serves as President of the Las Vegas Music Teachers Association.