Dr. Baird frequently participates in benefit concerts. In fact she coordinated a Kosovo Benefit concert June 6, 1999, featuring members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Julianne Baird, and a Brazilian Jazz Duo. Several thousand dollars were raised for Kosovo refugees. Dr. Baird has also provided her support and guidance to a promising regional children's chorus, The Greater South Jersey Children's Chorus. In addition to serving as guest conductor for several rehearsals, she was a guest soloist at their final Spring Concert on Friday, June 2, 2000. Julianne Baird also performed as soloist on behalf of the "Joyful Noise Foundation" in December 1999. Her solo work on behalf of Philomel helped them raise $5,000 at their annual benefit. Julianne Baird's guest performance to benefit the Westchester Oratorio Society on March 26, 2000, proved even more fruitful in raising over $10,000 in support of this music group. Other regional presentations include a 1996 concert for the Caring Hearts Ministry for Children with HIV, a lecture-demonstration to Classics students at Cherry Hill Public Schools, and a lecture on Vivaldi to the Adult Forum of the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield.
"Dance on a Moonbeam" is a recently released CD sponsored by the Berkshire Taconic Foundation to benefit children's charities. Julianne Baird collaborated with Dawn Upshaw, Frederica von Stade, and Meryl Streep all of whom donated their talents to Bill Crofut's final musical project.
BENEFIT CONCERTS AND APPEARANCES:
5/90 Artistic representative of the United States for the opening of the "Creation Wing" at Nat'l Cathedral before His Highness Prince Phillip
9/13/94 Academy of Vocal Arts Benefit Philadelphia Classical Symphony (Spanish Music)
4/96 Cleveland Inner City Magnet School for the Arts: Masterclass to urban H.S. students and Lecture Demonstration
April 21, 1996 Caring Hearts Benefit Concert for Children with AIDS
Fall/98 Recording Project with Meryl Streep. Bill Crofut Federica von Stade and others (Benefit CD Proceeds go to help Children with AIDS)
9/18/95 Benefit Concert for "The Classical Symphony of Devon Pa. Schubert Lieder with Andrew Willis
4/24/97 Appearance at Elizabeth Haddon School 3rd grad and 1st grade for Women's Career Day,
2/24/97 Benefit for the Venetian Theater "La Fenice" destroyed by fire. New York City/ Italian Consolate and Danny Kaye Playhouse Hunter College
3/ 99 Lecture to the "Teen Arts" Festival on the Rutgers Camden Campus: "An Introduction to Healthy Belting"
6/6/99 Benefit Concert for Kosovo Refugees with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Minas Jazz Ensemble.
6/3/2000 Concert with Greater South Jersey Children’s Choir. Grace Episcopal Church, Haddonfield, NJ.