Julianne Baird

Distinguished Professor of Music
Director of Madrigal Ensemble

Ph.D. Stanford University

(856) 225-6210
Fine Arts Building, Rm. 211


Julianne Baird, director, gifted with “one of the most extraordinary voices in the service of early music that this generation has produced— a voice of supreme expressive beauty.”(NY Times), Dr. Baird has also appeared as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra and New York Philharmonic Orchestra. In April 2025, she will perform a program featuring American Colonial Composers to honor the Semiquincentennial (250th anniversary) of the Declaration of Independence.  The concert will be in collaboration with Tempesta di Mare of Philadelphia. With over 100 recordings to her credit on Decca, Deutsche Gramophone, Newport Classics and Dorian, Julianne Baird is considered one of America’s most recorded women.  Wikipedia Link In addition to her major roles in the acclaimed series of Handel operatic and oratorio premieres, she has recorded “Dance on a Moonbeam,” with actress, Meryl Streep. Recognized internationally as one of the few who can both demonstrate the full range of the singer’s art and explain it –her book, “Introduction to the Art of Singing,” Cambridge University Press is now in its 3rd printing. Dr. Baird is regularly asked to provide master classes at universities and music schools throughout North America. She has reached large audiences through regional and national broadcasts including an archived interview on Terry Gross’ internationally syndicated “Fresh Air.”  She loves teaching Music History, Musicianhip and working with the Singers at Rutgers and is in awe of the rich talent in her class.