Critical acclaim for Regina’s work

Regina Harris Baiocchi is a classy composer, author, and poet whose wide range of artistic pastiche comes straight from her heart.

Ted Shen

Chicago Reader

Regina’s terrific work deserves to be heard again and again. Her exquisite body of work is filled with timeless music.

—Howard Reich

Chicago Tribune Art Critic

Regina Harris Baiocchi writes classical-crossover music rich in jazz, gospel, blues, and concert idioms.

Ted Shen

Chicago Reader

Regina Harris Baiocchi’s African Hands concerto demonstrates the composer’s strong spiritual connection with her ancestral Motherland, yet it is truly American.



The opera, No One’s Child, by Regina Harris Baiocchi has a wonderfully engaging, universal libretto and beautiful music from a native Chicagoan.

Bob Herguth

Chicago Sun-Times, Features Reporter

Regina Harris Baiocchi’s Orchestral Suite is a fine, three-movement mix of anti-war fanfare: I. “Against the ODS,” a poignant lullaby: II. “Mother to Nique,” and climactic ending: III. “Thunder!” Maestro Leslie Dunner lead Detroit Symphony Orchestra in an exciting concert.

Nancy Malitz

The Detroit News, New Music Critic

In African Hands, a concerto for hand drums by Regina Harris Baiocchi, the ashiko, bata, conga, and djembe drums easily cut through the orchestra, providing sage and dignified utterances. Baiocchi’s finely wrought orchestral music has an aggressive edge and delicately lyric passages. This all-too-brief work was successfully executed by percussionist Ruben Alvarez.

Gavin Borchert

Seattle Weekly, World Music Critic

Regina Harris Baiocchi has a unique ability to mold music around ideas that allow inspirations to shine through [see Hammers, Pipes & Strings CD]. Baiocchi’s art endures because she has talent and hustle. Regina has an ear for melody and an intellect with wide-ranging influences. She is a crossover artist with firm and joyful roots in jazz, gospel, and blues. She is a classical composer with eclectic influences. Regina writes accessible, well-structured, thoughtful music.

M.L. Rantala

Hyde Park Herald, Classical Music Critic