Regina Harris Baiocchi

photo: Brian Warling

Regina Harris Baiocchi is a composer, author, and poet. Her music has been performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Philharmonic, U.S. Army Band, American Guild of Organists, Chicago Brass, Gaudete Brass, and Milwaukee Brass quintets, Lincoln Trio, Avalon String Quartet, and other acclaimed artists. Baiocchi has written music for symphony orchestra, a mass, libretto, opera, marimba concerto, hand drum concerto, ballet, chamber ensembles, choral, jazz, gospel, solo: voice, flute, oboe d’amore, bass oboe, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, piano, and pipe organ. 

Baiocchi’s byline appears in publications by Oxford University, Third World Press, Facts on File, and Center for Black Music Research Journal. Her poetry appears in Obsidian, Modern Haiku, Chicago Tribune Magazine, Castle of Our Skins, et al. Baiocchi is profiled in the New Grove Dictionary of American Music; International Dictionary of Black Composers; From Spirituals to Symphonies; International Trumpet Guild; online at,,,, et al. 

In 2010 Baiocchi founded 6Degrees Composers to feature Women’s music. In 2004 she founded the Haiku Festival to promote children, poetry, and literacy. Her Urban Haiku appears in the film, When Sistas Jump. Her music appears on: Kaleidoscope; Soul of a Singer; Good News Falls Gently; journeys, places, stories; Lifescapes: one woman’s journey; unto thee i burn, Where Freedom Rings, Good News, and Living Voices. Baiocchi has received awards from 3Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, ASCAP, Lila Wallace, Arts Midwest, Illinois Arts Council, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, Chicago Public Library Foundation, and from the Robert Rauschenberg Artists’ Colony. She is an alumna of New York, DePaul, and Roosevelt universities, and studied music composition with Hale Smith.


Currents in Time

Release Date: July 8, 2022
Catalog Number: NV6443
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
Vocal Music
There are great singers, and then there are great singers who break the mold, pushing both the musical and organizational boundaries of their craft. American mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen impressively demonstrates her affiliation with the latter group on CURRENTS IN TIME, once more employing her formidable talents as both a 21st-century vocalist and impresaria to shine a light on a varied array of contemporary composers.