Noreen Baer

Coordinator of Brass


Noreen Baer holds a doctor of musical arts degree in trombone performance from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She received both her bachelor of music education degree and her master of music degree in trombone performance from California State University, Long Beach, where she then served as adjunct professor of trombone. She has also done post-graduate study at both the Cleveland Institute of Music and the University of Michigan. She also served as the teaching assistant in the trombone department at the University of Michigan.

Before her recent move to the east coast, Baer was professor of trombone and director of the Trombone Choir at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Baer joined the faculty at Mason Gross in September 2013 as a brass chamber music coach and director of the trombone choir, and has been publishing and arranging for “Baer Tracks Music.”

She is an active freelance performer in the tri-state area, performing in several symphony orchestras, jazz bands, shows, and chamber brass groups. She has also performed with such artists as the Temptations, Styx, Charlotte Church, Frankie Valley and the Four Seasons, Natalie Cole, Richard Carpenter, the Moody Blues, Bill Watrous, Bobby McFerrin, Tommy Newsom, and Doc Severinsen. She is also a founding teacher of brass for Toronto's international Royal Conservatory Music Development Program as well as a site representative for their biannual exams.