CLYDE BAKER, Producing Artistic Director and Founder of Baker Performing Arts, has over 20 years experience in the performing arts.
Mr. Baker, an educator, performer, and conductor is a graduate of Columbia University, M.Ed., University of Illinois, M.S. and Rutgers University, B.A. He was awarded a graduate teaching assistant with full educational scholarships in his graduate studies at Columbia University and University of Illinois. His major area of study was in music education and school administration.
Mr. Baker has held the positions of high school principal, assistant principal, dean of students, band director, orchestra director, choir director and musical director in the public schools and college level. He also worked as a band director/conductor at Temple University in Philadelphia and as an instructor at Manhattan School of Music Conservatory Graduate School of Music in New York City.
Under the baton of Clyde Baker, his college and public school orchestras and bands have performed in prestigious concert halls, such as the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York City, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, major college concert halls, professional football stadiums and major university football stadiums throughout the United States. Most recently Baker Performing Arts has performed on Fox 10 News, ABC 15, Channel 12 News and State Fairs.
Mr. Baker continues to book and perform as a solo-artist and band leader in some of the finest Las Vegas casinos, including MGM Mirage, Mandalay Bay, Harrah's, Monte Carlo, Tropicana, Luxor, Paris, Suncoast, Stardust, Imperial Palace, Stratosphere, Lake Las Vegas, Red Rock Casino & Lake Tahoe Casinos!
Mr. Baker also owns and operates Clyde Baker Productions Talent Agency in Las Vegas that hires local and celebrity entertainers for weddings, casino showrooms, casino lounges, corporate events and special events in Las Vegas.
TIFFANY SELENE, a graduate of Hamilton High School, has loved the arts for as long as she can remember. She has studied at Baker Performing Arts with Mr. Baker for six years, and has now grown into the position of Director at Baker Performing Arts. Some of her favorite musical theatre roles include Miss Hannigan (Annie), Ursula (The Little Mermaid), Elle Woods (Legally Blonde), Buddy (Elf), Witch (Into the Woods), Alex (Madagascar the Musical), and Scarecrow (Wizard of Oz).
In the past, she has also taught many classes such as singing, acting, dance, piano, guitar and violin.
Tiffany enjoys directing, teaching and learning about the music business through Baker Performing Arts! In addition to being a Director, Tiffany’s passion is being onstage and performing.
Baker Performing Arts is located in the beautiful Santan Village Mall in Gilbert, AZ. Mr. Clyde Baker stated, “We are the up and coming new performing arts studio” with only 6 years since opening. Baker Performing Arts now has over 600 students bringing the good people of this area the finest celebrity entertainment, musical theatre, workshops, lessons, open mics and special events in their showroom that seats 160 customers with a full stage and state of the art P.A. and lighting system. Baker Performing Arts continues to enhance the stage and backstage area with equipment to help support this fast growing Musical Theatre Program and Performance Venue!
The qualifications for the staff include professional musicians, highly qualified instructors with advanced degrees, college graduates and college/high school student interns teaching singing, acting, dancing, piano, guitar, band, strings and musical theatre.
Musical Theatre is now our most popular and growing program! We presently run eight different casts of musicals per week with performances every other month!
Another new development at Baker Performing Arts is the music store. Baker Performing Arts provides school instrument rentals and sales, music accessories, sheet music, method books and is an authorized dealer for Casio Keyboards and several other music vendors through it's association with National Association of Music Merchants!
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