Kenneth Baird is a composer of concert and solo/ensemble music for wind, string, and keyboard performers, with a special emphasis on music for young performers. A music educator for over 30 years, Kenneth's teaching experience runs the gamut from beginning strings and band through college wind ensemble and orchestra, and has held teaching positions with Tulsa Public Schools, Inola Public Schools, and Oral Roberts University. Kenneth Baird holds Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Music Performance degrees from the University of Tulsa and a Master of Science in Fine and Performing Arts from Southern Oregon State College. He has composed numerous works for solo instruments, small ensembles, and string orchestra, as well as audition music for district honor bands and orchestras. An active performer on trumpet in a variety of genres, he has written several sets of studies for that instrument.