Regina Harris Baiocchi (b.1956)
Regina is a poet, author, and composer whose music has been performed by Detroit and Chicago Symphony orchestras, US Army Band, and internationally-acclaimed artists. Performances include concerts in Paris, Rome, and Bari, Italy, as part of Festival Incontri Musicali di Musica Sacra, and in Turkey and Unna, Germany at the Women Composers’ Library. Regina has written music for symphony orchestra; a libretto
and one-act opera; hand drum concerto; marimba concerto; ballet; chamber music; liturgical and secular music; and vocal and instrumental, including for pipe organ.
Her writings on Artists of Color, Spirituals, Jazz, Gospel, Blues, Hip-Hop, Poetry and Women are published by Oxford University, Third World, Facts on File, and CBMR presses; Chicago Tribune Magazine, and National Writers Union. Regina is profiled in New Grove Dictionary of American Music; International Dictionary of Black Composers; From Spirituals to Symphonies; on Afri-Classical.com; HistoryMakers.com; Answers.com; ReginaHarrisBaiocchi.com; and HaikuFest.com
Regina founded Haiku Festival to celebrate children and promote literacy. She wrote Indigo Sound (fiction); Urban Haiku; Blues Haiku; Jazz Haiku; and produced Kidstuff music CD. She contributed to seven CDs, including: Kaleidoscope; Soul of a Singer; Good News Falls Gently; journeys, places, stories; Landscapes: one woman’s journey; unto thee i burn; and the forthcoming Where Freedom Rings, from the African American Composer Initiative, on Cambria Records.
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