Charlie Baird is a professional singer, educator, arranger, and arts activist.   Currently residing in Boston, Mr. Baird boasts a 17-year career as a featured tenor and chorister. Though still an emerging artist, Baird has performed with nationally and internationally acclaimed ensembles on the national stage. As a result, Baird showcases a powerful combination of the energy and dynamism of a young artist, melded with the experience of a veteran performer.

In May of 2021, Mr. Baird graduated from Lesley University with his M.Ed. He also currently serves as the Assistant Music Director of the Southeastern Massachusetts Festival Chorus.  Under the direction of Eric Brown, SMFC (Taunton, MA) is a 100-voice, adult choral ensemble that has brought its fresh performance style and adherence to musical excellence to the communities of Southeastern Massachusetts since 1993. Mr. Baird has also previously served as a featured vocalist at St. Adelaide Parish in Peabody, MA, and as an Educational Artist with Kidstock! Creative Theater in Winchester, MA. 

In 2018, Mr. Baird was invited to be the featured tenor soloist in Handel's Messiah at First Congregational Church of Greenwich (CT), under the direction of Craig Scott Symons. In 2017, Mr. Baird sang as a featured soloist with the Fine Arts Chorale, under the direction of Richard Travers, for their performance of Mozart's "Coronation Mass in C."  Previously Mr. Baird was featured as a tenor with the professional, Minneapolis-based VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, who according to the Oxford Times (UK), "have a blend that should be the envy of every choir in the United States," during its 2016-2017 season. The same year Mr. Baird also served as a featured soloist and section leader with the Adult Choir at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in St. Paul.

Mr. Baird was previously a member of the St. Olaf Choir, the premier college a cappella choir in the United States, with whom he performed at Carnegie Hall. Additionally, he sang with The Limestones, the St. Olaf College male a cappella group, with whom he recorded the Christmas album Jingle Bell Rock and made a 2015 appearance on the national broadcast of Minnesota Public Radio's "A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor." 

In addition to pursuing his performance career, Mr. Baird has also had the distinct pleasure of serving as a guest artist for VocalEssence's chapter of The Lullaby Project, a national program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute that empowers at-risk high school mothers to create original lullabies for their children, to promote maternal bonding. The project was featured in the Minneapolis StarTribune

Mr. Baird is a 2016 graduate of St. Olaf College, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in music.  During his tenure at St. Olaf, Mr. Baird was a Finalist and finished in third place in the 2012 Minnesota NATS Fall Student Auditions, and in 2014 he was a Semi-Finalist. 

Originally hailing from Darien, CT, Mr. Baird is a recipient of the National School Choral Award for excellence in high school choral performance (2012);  he was also a member of the 2012 Connecticut All-State Choir.

From a young age Mr. Baird became a sought-after soloist. By 2005, at the age of eleven, he had already played leading roles in two professional opera productions, as Amahl in Gian Carlo Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors," and Sem in Benjamin Britten's "Noye's Fludde." Other roles Mr. Baird played during this period include: Hansel in "Hansel and Gretel;" the Tin Man in "The Wizard of Oz;" Lesgles in "Les Misérables;" and A-rab in "West Side Story."