Alan Baer has been principal tuba with the New York Philharmonic since 2004. He was formerly principal tuba with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. His other performing credits include recordings with the Cleveland Orchestra led by Vladimir Ashkenazy, performances with the Peninsula Music Festival of Wisconsin, New Orleans Symphony, Los Angeles Concert Orchestra, Ojai Festival Orchestra (California), Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Has also performed as a featured soloist in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, and France.
A member of the Juilliard faculty since 2011, Baer was formerly a member of the faculty at California State University in Long Beach and the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He is currently on the faculty at Bard College Conservatory of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He holds a BM from the Cleveland Institute of Music and did additional graduate studies at the University of Southern California, Cleveland Institute of Music, and California State University at Long Beach.