Peter Baime holds a bachelor's degree in music from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. He began his guitar studies with Nino Bernardo (Bernard Kreil), then continued studying 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 performed extensively in the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico, with additional 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. He has performed more than 2,500 concerts in the public schools since 1965. He has contributed many performances to public radio and television broadcasts over the years. Since 1995, he has completed eight nationally broadcast documentary film scores for public television.
Peter Baime has been a faculty member at Cardinal Stritch University since 1996. He was also a faculty member at Wisconsin Conservatory of Music (1971-2017) and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (2002-2017). 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.
Peter Baime has been recognized in both artistic and academic circles. Since 1985, he has been awarded public recognition certificates from the Drug Enforcement Administration of Chicago, Hispanic Fraternity; USA, Department of Veterans Affairs; Chicago, National American Red Cross, Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica; Loyola Chapter, Boys & Girls Clubs; Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Schools and the United Community Center; Milwaukee, for his contributions to the Hispanic community. He received a utility design patent for a new guitar capo in 2014 and is a reviewer for Oxford University Music Press.
- B.M., American Conservatory Of Music
Classical & Flamenco guitar
Publications & Presentations
Published musical transcriptions since 1985
"Stritch has a history of being a nurturing community."
- Peter A. Baime