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Skidmore College
Music Department

Luke BakerLuke C. Baker

private music instructor

Phone: (413) 841-6458
Office: Zankel Music Center 111

Luke Baker has been Principal Bassist of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra since 2000, and a member of the Albany Symphony bass section since 1987. He also has extensive experience playing both upright and electric bass in many theater productions. His major teachers include Joseph Guastafeste, former Principal Bassist of the Chicago Symphony and Lawrence Wolfe, Assistant Principal of the Boston Symphony. In addition to Skidmore, he has also taught bass at Keene State College in Keene, NH, College of St. Rose in Albany, NY and Williams College in Williamstown, MA.

He lives in Albany, NY, with his wife and their cat. He enjoys gardening, travel, hiking, backgammon and cooking.