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B i o g r a p h y

Alicia Jo Straka, formerly Alicia Baker, is a powerhouse musician hailing from Portland, OR, and currently making waves in Denver, CO. With three Bachelor of Arts degrees from Oregon State University and a Master of Music degree from the University of Colorado Boulder, Alicia's musical prowess is unparalleled. 


Alicia's performances transcend genres, from jazz and pop to opera and techno, often showcasing her own innovative arrangements. As a composer, she's received acclaim and commissions for her works in accordion, piano, and choral settings.  illustrious tenure as an artist with the renowned Roland Corporation


Alicia's journey is studded with triumphs, including multiple wins in International accordion competitions, headlining performances at major festivals across North America, and an illustrious tenure as an artist with the renowned Roland Corporation. Notably, she's premiered original compositions at renowned venues such as the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and Carnegie Weill Hall.


Fusing her accordion virtuosity with her enchanting vocals, Alicia is on a mission to redefine the role of the instrument in contemporary music. When she's not captivating audiences, she dedicates her time to teaching, composing, and arranging, leaving an indelible mark on the musical landscape.

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