Kent Baker has spent the better part of 2018 as a cruise ship pianist, backing London's West End performers in the Royal Court Theatre Orchestra aboard Cunard's Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth. He also was a member of the Queen Elizabeth's Queen's Room Orchestra, providing music for dancing. He served three seasons as music director for the collegiate Young Company of the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company (Really Rosie, Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Junie B. Jones: The Musical). Memorable regional credits include: Annie, Miracle on 34th Street, and Pippin. Numerous keyboard credits and high school productions. Opened for Maynard Ferguson, Billy Taylor, Joan Rivers, Bob Newhart. Rehearsal accompanist/chorus, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Liberty Weekend, New York (Crane School of Music, New York Philharmonic). Helped kill vaudeville as a long-time Music Director for Gaslight Village (amusement park), Lake George, NY. Educator, free-lance classical/jazz/Broadway pianist/conductor, organist, arranger, and adjudicator.
Baker holds a bachelors degree in music education from the Crane School of Music, SUNY, Potsdam, NY. At Crane, Kent received a Breaky Scholarship for piano and was awarded a Crane Certificate of Merit for service to the college. As music facilitator for the Rutland Southwest Supervisory Union, he was named as a Distinguished Leader in Vermont Arts Education by the Vermont Alliance for Arts Education. He also holds a masters degree in computer and information sciences from the University of Phoenix.
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