Kenny Baik (MD)
Kenny Baik has been gaining recognition for his beautiful tone and “sensibility with unfailing musicality.” (Korea Daily) His performances include solo, chamber, and orchestra at Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University, Griswold Hall, Shriver Hall, Strathmore Mansion, Seoul Arts Center, and Seoul Yamaha Artists Concert. Other recent performances include the Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra (Gershwin, Bernstein), Peabody Orchestra (Mussorgsky), and 229th Maryland Army National Guard Band (Holst, Sousa). He is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts Candidate at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and he is serving as a graduate assistant in Musicology. Kenny graduated with the degree Master of Music in Saxophone Performance in 2014. He earned his Bachelors of Music Education from the University of Georgia in 2012.
From 2004-2007, as a member of the Marine Corps Band in Quantico, Virginia, he performed more than 150 concerts per year, presenting classical, jazz, and Dixieland repertoire for diverse audiences. Major performances include 2007 Super Bowl XLI, Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington D.C, Columbus Day Parade in New York City, and performed “Hail to the Chief” for the President George W. Bush.
Kenny’s upcoming projects include solo recitals, chamber concerts, Selmer saxophone symposium in Korea, and commission new pieces for saxophone and various chamber music. His contributions to the 21st-century repertoire include commissioned pieces written by Scott Pender, Sean Calhoun, Seul-Ki Kim, and Jeong Hyun Chung.
He has studied saxophone with Sgt. 1st Class Doug Earlenbaugh, Dr. Kenneth Fischer, Dr. Stephen Fischer, Dr. Joseph Wytko, Dr. Connie Frigo, and currently with Professor Gary Louie at Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. Also, performed in the masterclass for Claude Delangle, Dr. Eugene Rosseau, and Dr. Jonathan Helton.