International Musician to Host Recital and Masterclass

The Department of Music will host professional musician Spencer Baker in a two-day piano residency, Oct. 20-21.

The residency begins at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in Ophelia Parrish 3320, with Baker presenting a lecture-recital entitled “Transcription and Song.” The program features works by Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Godowsky, Thalberg and Smetana. He will also conduct a masterclass featuring Truman piano majors at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 21 in Ophelia Parrish 3320.
Baker is a Las Vegas musician, conductor and teacher who recently completed doctoral studies in piano performance at UNLV. He has been a soloist with the UNLV Symphony Orchestra, Las Vegas Civic Symphony and the Desert Spring Arts Chamber Orchestra. Most of Baker’s solo appearances have occurred in the Southwest, but he has also performed in Dallas, Texas; Washington., D.C.; Disneyland; Niagara Falls; Montreal; Italy; Canada; and China. He is a founding member and vocal coach for the Las Vegas voice festival La Voce Totale, and is in his third season with the International Opera Performing Experience in Mercatello sul Matauro, Italy, as faculty collaborative pianist, teacher and vocal coach.

Spencer Baker