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BaerTracs Production Room, McCrae
ARRANGER/PRODUCER

MIDI DESIGN SPECIALIST
COMPOSER, KEYBOARDIST
MUSICAL DIRECTOR, CONDUCTOR


The music of Howard Baer is heard regularly on network television across Canada, used in schools throughout the USA, England, Germany, China, Malaysia and South Korea, and has been played in the UK, Australia, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, and Japan.


BaerTracs Music Production

juno statueDuring his 38 yr career Mr. Baer had over 7000 of his arrangements recorded, received 6 JUNO nominations for album production plus win as arranger in 1999, and composed/conducted numerous scores for TV & film including: Peter Ustinov in China, Winter Olympic Games (CBC TV Sports), Return Journey (with Stephanie Powers), Sesame Street, CBC Sportsweekend (CBC TV Sports), Computer Insider, Phantom of the Opera (with David Copperfield), CN Pavilion (Expo’86) …and several IMAX films.  He was music producer for three such films which ran at the OSAKA WORLD’S FAIR (1990) and more recently for the widely publicized TITANICA.

During this time Baer produced recording sessions at numerous studios
in Toronto and Ottawa,
in Minneapolis and Dallas,
in Beijing/China, Budapest/Hungary,
Mainz/Germany and Lusaka/Zambia.


Howard Baer’s music production can be heard on eighteen
SOLITUDES & AVALON
releases available in Canada, the USA,
and throughout the world.

celtic charm
One of these projects, ‘CELTIC CHARM‘ received this rave review:
“This superb album seems to breathe the air of the Canadian northwoods.
Mr. Baer’s arrangements and production (both brilliant as a crystal spring)
are nothing short of inspired.”

Two others have been recognized with JUNO nominations as
Best Instrumental Album Of The Year:

CELTIC AWAKENING (2000)cvr_awakening

CELTIC MYSTIQUE (2003) celtic mystique


Music for the 2000 WORLD’S FAIR in Hanover Germany, co-written with Bruce Stacey and orchestrated by Baer, was recorded by a 60-piece orchestra under Baer’s direction, at the world-famous ‘Magyar Radio Studios‘ in Budapest, Hungary.

orch in Budapest


Howard Baer is a longtime producer and arranger of music for children. It has been said that:

“… a whole generation of children is growing up to
the music of Howard Baer.”

HBaer conducting kids' session

Many extensive programs have been prepared over the years for
leading educational providers including:

Berandol Music (Canada)
FisherPrice (Canada/USA)
GLC Publishers (Canada)
Hohner (Germany)
Kindermusik (USA)
MacMillan/McGrawHill (USA)
Musikgarten (USA)
Pied Piper Int (China)
Sangjiwon Inc (South Korea)
Schott Music (Germany)
Sesame Street TV (Canada)
Silver Burdett (USA)


concentration
Baer’s musical scores
for radio & TV ad agencies
have been airing for many years.

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Music production for JINGLES & INDUSTRIALS includes:

Toyota
PetroCanada
TSN
Skydome
Eatons
HewlettPackard
CHUM Radio
MS Society
IGA
Food City
Scotiabank
Addiction Research Foundation
Federal Express
Ultramatic
Mohawk College


As a performer, Mr. Baer has appeared as guest synthesizer specialist with the Toronto Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Hamilton Philharmonic, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Symphony Hamilton, and as trumpet player with the Stratford Festival Orchestra.  As well, he has toured as musical director & keyboardist for several theatre, cabaret, and revue productions across Canada.


In addition to conducting a variety of orchestras and ensembles over the years in the recording studio, Baer has enjoyed musical involvement at the community level and served for several years as conductor of both the HAMILTON CONCERT BAND and the NORTH HASTINGS COMMUNITY CHOIR, and as musical director for several musical theatre productions.

Bancroft Village PlayhouseDuring his time in
North Hastings he chaired
Performing Arts Bancroft for 3 seasons,
sat as director on
the Algonquin Arts Council,
and was a member of the
Playhouse Operations Committee.