"Service is the first word that comes to my mind when thinking about Kent Baker. His service to our nation in the U.S Air Force Band program, to our community as a dedicated and accomplished music educator, and to our profession as an excellent composer is extraordinary. Those contributions together with his keen intellect, passion for learning, and down-to-earth personal qualities make Kent Baker a friend and colleague
I truly respect and admire."
Professor of Music
George Mason University
"Kent enjoys an enviable reputation within the greater instrumental music education community nationwide and is particularly admired for high performance standards. Kent offers an expanding list of terrific musical compositions of all shapes and sizes. His Archetypes for Orchestra was one of the highlights of my 40+ years on the podium. I am privileged to call Kent my friend."
Col. (ret) Dennis Layendecker
Commander and Conductor
The United States Air Force Band, DC