Buddy Baker and Bill Pfund, Professor of Trumpet at the University of Northern Colorado
Bill Pfund, Professor of Trumpet at the University of Northern Colorado
Buddy Baker has been a friend and colleague for the past 26 years here at the University of Northern Colorado. I play trumpet, and have worked with Bud at my side in countless student juries, rehearsals and concerts with both the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra and the Rocky Mountain Brass Quintet. We have played many faculty recitals together.
Bud is a great friend, mentor and influence in my professional and personal life. I have learned much from him in the short 26 years that I have known him. All of our time together has been positive and inspiring. I consider Buddy to be the greatest teacher and coach, and the best trombone player I have ever worked with or heard! He has always played with a beautiful sound that is always under control, musical, sensitive, and in tune!