Timmothy Baker began studying the violin at the age of ten under the tutelage of Ms. Toni Hassel. He went on to attend Sanders Middle School and W.J. Keenan High School with Mr. Freddie Grace as his instructor. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in August of 2004 with a BM in Violin Performance, and the Eastman School of Music in May of 2008 with a Masters in Violin Performance and Literature. He has held positions as Assistant Concertmaster of the University of South Carolina Symphony and Chamber Orchestras for three consecutive years, and Assistant Principal Second Violin of the South Carolina Philharmonic for two years. He has performed in master classes with Charles Castleman, David Kim, Donald Weilerstein and Vadim Gluzman. His past teachers include Anne Ezell, Freddie Grace, William Terwilliger, Jerri Lucktenburg, Ryan Kho, Charles Castleman and Zvi Zeitlin. In addition, Timmothy enjoys composing and has had several works for String Orchestra premiered by groups in South Carolina. In addition, Mr. Baker studied composition under Carlos Sanchez Gutierrez at the Eastman School of Music.