Baker, Julius

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Baker, Julius

Baker, Julius, American flutist and teacher; b. Cleveland, Sept. 23, 1915. He studied at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., and with William Kincaid at the Curtis Inst. of Music in Philadelphia. He played in the Cleveland Orch. (1937–41). He then was first flutist of the Pittsburgh Sym. Orch. (1941–43), the CBS Sym. Orch. in N.Y. (1943–51), the Chicago Sym. Orch. (1951–53), and the N.Y. Phil. (1965–83). He also taught at the Juilliard School of Music in N.Y. (from 1954), the Curtis Inst. of Music (from 1980), and at Carnegie-Mellon Univ. in Pittsburgh (from 1991).

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