Nancy Baun is the rare synthesis of touring concert cellist, (retired) classroom music teacher, and arts
consultant. Her passions include creating community and inspiring both professional and student audiences. She taught elementary music at Tapestry Charter School where she designed arts integrated music curriculum, during which time she received praise as a program partner for the BPO/Lincoln Center Music Program, presented programs at the Albright Knox Art Gallery, and lead the cello section at SUNY Buffalo State Orchestra. She has also received a national Young Audiences grant for her programs integrating music, drawing and emotions, was Co-Director of the WNED/BPO JoAnn
Falletta International Guitar Festival, and worked with UB’s Cultural Tourism Initiative of the early 2000’s. She continues to present STEAM training to educators, programs enhancing life skills through music to different populations, creativity workshops for adult musicians, and volunteers for Meals on Wheels. She performs with theTapestry Cello Ensemble, the Ravel Trio, and the Kalnas String Quartet as well as throughout the WesternNew York region.