Lecturer, Flamenco Guitar
BM American Conservatory of Music, Chicago, IL
Peter Baime studied in Madrid and Moron De La Frontera, Spain with the legendary gypsy guitarists Diego Gastor and Paco Gastor. He began his performance career in Chicago in 1965 and has concertized extensively in the U.S. and Puerto Rico with additional solo concerts in Spain, Canada, Italy and Mexico. Peter has also toured as an accompanist for some of this country's leading flamenco dancers and singers. Peter Baime has additionally performed more than 2,500 concerts in the public schools since 1965. He has contributed performances to numerous Public Radio and Television broadcasts over the years, and since 1995 has completed eight nationally broadcast documentary film scores for Public Television.
Peter Baime teaches guitar in Milwaukee as a faculty member of Cardinal Stritch University, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has transcribed an extensive collection of flamenco music that is distributed internationally and has commissioned several new works for classical guitar. In October 2000 he won an Emmy Award from the National Academy for Television Arts & Sciences for his original score in the PBS documentary, Indigenous Always.