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During the past decades, Dr. Baird's leadership in the field of Baroque Performance Practice has prompted Colleges and Universities to schedule master classes for their music departments featuring Dr. Baird as guest teacher. As her reputation for conducting successful master classes has spread, the demand for her services at many of the nation's Universities Music Departments and Conservatories has grown.

A master class provides the teacher with a critical student bodies. Those in attendance include not only students of the institution but other voice faculty, music faculty, local critics and audiophiles. The guest teacher's knowledge of all facets of music theory, practice and research, as well as her teaching techniques, are on display and subject to peer review.

In 1999, Dr. Baird was invited to give a masterclass specializing in Handelian Interpretation and Ornamentation to an fledgling New York operatic troupe "Millenial Arts" in preparation for their debut in a "staged" Messiah in the John Jay Theatre in December.

Although few sponsoring institutions conduct formal evaluations, Dr. Baird has received student evaluations from two recent master classes, Wake Forest University and Mason Gross School of the Arts. She also received informal but very public reaction to her master class at Shenandoah University, an extensive report by a faculty member in the campus newspaper. It ended with a description of the student/audience reaction:

". . .thunderous, wild extended applause. . ."

The student reactions to Dr. Baird's April 1998 Master Class at Wake Forest University were uniformly laudatory and peppered with comments like the following: ". . . "great rapport", "many helpful comments", "lots of information", "fabulous", "expertise is quite evident."

Dr. Baird's master class for select graduate students and instructors at the Mason Gross School of the Arts elicited similar enthusiasm and even more telling comments:

"The clarity and specificity with which Professor Baird addressed each performance issue was excellent. She clearly has internalized the style and terminology of 17th century vocal music and literature." "She made the singers feel comfortable and not afraid to try different things."  

". . . well established balance between presenting general concepts and showing/demonstrating examples between technical and musical issues." 

". . . a singer full of scholarly knowledge and experience, but without over intellectualized approach. . ." "Julianne Baird is a great asset and resource for Rutgers."


2/2/08 Los Angeles Valley College, Valley Glen, CA

Winter 2008 Symposium:
Baroque & Classical Ornamentation with Julianne Baird
>>> Registration word

>>> download handout for the workshop pdf



2/05/02 University of California at Santa Cruz

4/04/02 Princeton University

4/24/02 University of Chicago

July 7th-13 Cleveland, Ohio, The Lute Society of America

Italian Monody Technique: Spend an hour daily "working out" our voice in an Olympics of acrobatic 17th century coloratura style. This course requires only a good sense of humor and a willingness to try. With Juliannne Baird.

Italian Monody: The class will include music by such composers as Caccini, Monteverdi, D'India, Tromboncino, Strozzi. Singers will study the Vocal techniques, understanding of style, ornamentation which are necessary to sing this music. Bibliography of sources to be considered and songbook of interesting pieces and Source Readings are available for a nominal fee.


August 4-11th - Amherst Early Music Baroque Academy


9/6/01 Millsaps College Jackson Mississippi

10/06/01 Case Western Reserve, Cleveland Ohio


11/3/00 Columbus, Ohio with the Aulos Ensemble

11/10/00 Atlanta, Emory University  


10/29/99 Williams College, Williamstown, MA.

11/1/99 New York City: Millenial Arts/ to prepare professional NY singers for a staged performance of Messiah 12/12/99--John Jay Theatre, NYC


11/30/98 University of Washington

11/19/98 Weslyan University of Connecticut

4/24/98 Wake Forest University

3/21/98 Case Western Reserve University

3/5/98 El Camino College, California

2.13/ 98 Davidson College, North Carolina

2/17/98 Wingate University, North Carolina

1/29/98 Westminster Choir College, Ryder College, Princeton 


12/5/97 University of Mississippi, Oxford

11/14/97 University of Miami, Coral Gables

8/97 Amherst College

3/12/97 Union College, Tennessee

3/3/97 Bridgewater College Virginia

2/12/97 University of California at Santa Cruz

2/28/97 Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

2/7/97 Austin College, Sherman Texas 


11/14/96 Oregon State Univerity

11/15/96 Willamette University, Oregon

8/96 Amherst College

4/29/96 Case Western Reserve University, Ohio

4/15/96 Case Western Reserve University, Ohio

4/1/96 Case Western Reserve University, Ohio 


11/18/95 West Chester University, Pennsylvania

11/6/95 Shenandoah University

10/15/95 William and Mary College

8/95 Amherst College

5/14/95 Mannes College of Music, New York City


1/14/94 Randolph Macon Virginia

1/29/94 St. Scholastica, Duluth Minn.

3/11/94 Portland Oregon NATS

8/94 Amherst College


2/15/91 Eastman School of Music/ Rochester NY

3/8, 1991 Canadian Opera Company/ Toronto Canada

6/8-6/22/ 91 Bach Aria Festival Workshop SUNY Stony Brook

8/93 Amherst College


6/8-6/22/ 91 Bach Aria Festival Workshop SUNY Stony Brook

8/92 Amherst College


2/15/91 Eastman School of Music/ Rochester NY

7/23/91 2nd International Congress of Voice Teachers

8/91 Amherst College 


2/89 and 3/90 Vancouver Society for Early Music

9/29/90 San Francisco Early Music Society

Winter/90 International Congress of Voice Teachers

10/26/90 Bucknell University

Julianne Baird is Distinguished Professor of Music
at Rutgers University in Camden,
New Jersey. 

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