Charles Baker, Student of Stephan De'ak
NTSU faculty member to be soloist here Dr. Charles Baker, a member of the N'orth Texas State University music fac- ilty, will be guest soloist with the Grand Prairie Symphony Orchestra in its sec- and concert of the season Monday. To be held in H. H. Chambers Audito- DR. CHARLES BAKER rium at the high school, the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Baker will play the Joseph Haydn Concerto in D Major for cello and orchestra. orchestra. He began his career as a cellist in Los Angeles, where he studied with Stephen De'ak of the University of Southern California. California. He received a music degree from Los Angeles City College and appeared first as a soloist with the Burbank Youth Symphony Orchestra. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force Symphony Orchestra in Washington, Washington, D.C., and toured Europe and the Far East. He served as principal cellist of the Rochester Chamber Orchestra, as assistant assistant pricnipal of the Rochester Civic Orchestra Orchestra and as a member of the Roche* ter Philharmonic- for seven seasons. Holder of the doctor of musical artf degree. Dr. Baker has been on the music faculties of Southern Illinois University and the Eastman School of Music, as well as NTSU. In addition to recital performances, performances, Dr. Baker has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in California. Illinois, Illinois, Texas and in New York, where he made two solo appearances with the Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra. Tickets for Monday night's performance performance will be available at the door.