Flutist, Alison Baker, received her early music education at the Eastman School of Music – Preparatory Division while growing up in Western New York. Although a classical flutist by training, her passion for world music has taken her to the far reaches of the earth. Outside of traditional Irish music, she has studied nagauta music in Tokyo, Japan, and rumba percussion in Havana, Cuba. Closer to home, she has performed with Cuban charangas, and spearheaded the world folk – classical project Nomads: Roots, Winds, and Strings. Alison has been heard as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician throughout the United States, Spain, and Japan. She has been a featured performer at the National Flute Association Convention with her woodwind quartet Passeri. Currently residing in Austin, TX she maintains a large flute studio. She received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and a Master of Music from Florida State University, with additional studies at Indiana University – Jacobs School of Music in flute performance.
Enrichment Class Presenter – New York in the Eighties: Irish Music at the Eagle