Tabor professor wins spot in prestigious program

J. Bradley Baker, assistant professor of music in piano and collaborative piano at Tabor College, was notified Feb. 13 by the executive office of the National Association of Teachers of Singing that he is one of three pianists selected for the prestigious 2019 NATS Intern Program.

“Being selected to be a pianist for the NATS Intern Program is a great honor, and I am humbled to be selected,” Baker said. “Each year, the program selects three pianists nationally who are early in their career to study with a master teacher who serves as both a professional and musical mentor.”

Baker will be mentored by master teacher J.J. Penna, an internationally renowned pianist on the faculty at The Juilliard School.

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to study with him and bring that knowledge and experience back to share with the students of Tabor College,” Baker said.

The intern program will be June 3-13 at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

Jen Stephenson, music faculty colleague at Tabor, noted, “Many of this program’s interns teach at some of the leading music conservatories in the world, including the Boston Conservatory, Berklee College of Music, and the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. We are thrilled to add Tabor College to the list of schools represented in this incredibly prestigious, world-renowned program.”