Robert A. Baker (born 1970, Toronto, Canada) is a composer, theorist, pianist and conductor of new music. His compositions have been performed at concerts and at festivals and conferences in North America and Europe including: the St. Magnus and York Spring New Music Festivals (UK); Jihlava International Choral Festival (Czech Republic); Festival “Giuseppe Rosetta” (Italy); New Music North (Canada); Miami New Music ISCM Festival (USA).
His research focuses on 20th-century analysis, particularly the music of Wolfgang Rihm, as well as issues of temporality and the perception of musical form. Baker’s writing has been presented at numerous conferences across North America, and published in Circuit musique contemporaines. He received a Ph.D in Composition from McGill University in 2009, and is currently Assistant Professor of Theory and Composition at The Catholic University of America in Washington DC