Frank Baird

Assistant Professor

Frank Baird
615-898-8954
Room 110A, Ezell Hall (EZEL)
MTSU Box 21, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • M.Ed., Belmont University, TN (2008)
  • B.A., Slippery Rock University, PA (1987)

Areas of Expertise

Audio Fundamentals
Audio Signals
Systems Sound Reinforcement

Biography

Frank Baird is an Assistant Professor at Middle Tennessee State University specializing in Sound Reinforcement. Originally from the Pittsburgh area, Mr. Baird grew up with a love for music and the excitement of live performance. He attended his first concert at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, a 2800 seat auditorium, in New Castle, PA where Atlanta Rhythm Section and 38 Special performed. At that time he didn’t realize he could base a career in live sound but loved every minute of it and still has...

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Frank Baird is an Assistant Professor at Middle Tennessee State University specializing in Sound Reinforcement. Originally from the Pittsburgh area, Mr. Baird grew up with a love for music and the excitement of live performance. He attended his first concert at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, a 2800 seat auditorium, in New Castle, PA where Atlanta Rhythm Section and 38 Special performed. At that time he didn’t realize he could base a career in live sound but loved every minute of it and still has the t-shirt. In 1987, he graduated from Slippery Rock University with a BA in Communication. The Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, OH provided a minor in Commercial Music where he learned the technical side of the music industry. Mr. Baird’s first big break in the SR industry was working for Clair, and he felt as if he went back to school. These years have proven to be the foundation for his live sound career as he practices and teaches in the Clair tradition. Touring with both Elton John and Madonna provided technical experiences in front of an audience. In 1994, Mr. Baird relocated to Nashville and began work immediately with Soundcheck. National tours with artists such as Clay Walker, Joe Diffie and Bob Carlisle followed. An opportunity to manage a theatre at Belmont University appeared and he spent the next 15 years working for the School of Music supporting more than 10,000 events. After many years in the field, Mr. Baird attended graduate school to obtain a Masters in Education from Belmont University. In addition to his duties at MTSU, Mr. Baird is the Production Manager and teaches a seminar at Whitehall Camp in PA. He also acts as a consultant for various churches, theatres, sound companies, and local universities.

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