About Us

Three friends from the University of Minnesota formed the trio in 1989 under the name The University Baroque Trio. As the members changed and graduated, the trio developed into a professional ensemble. The Baroque Trio has performed on the Festival of Music Concert Series at the Church of the Epiphany, North Central University’s Faculty Recital Series, and the Peavey Plaza Series for the Minnesota Orchestra’s Viennese Sommerfest. In 1998 the trio played weekly for Sunday Brunches at Edinburgh USA.

Paula has completed both a Master of Music degree and a Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance at the University of Minnesota. She is an active performer, joining orchestras in concerts, preparing solos with piano, has recorded music for cable television, and has appeared as soloist with the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra. Paula teaches private flute lessons at North Central University, Evans Music & Sound, and St. Anthony-New Brighton Community Services. In addition to flute performance, she has completed a Major in Mathematics at the University of Minnesota. Paula joined the trio in 1989, and became the contact/manager in 1992.

Steve has completed a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Minnesota. He has studied with Young-Nam Kim and Mary West. Steve joined the trio in 1994.

Mara received her Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from the University of Minnesota where she studied with Tanya Remenikova. She won first place in the Schubert Club and Sigma Alpha Iota Competitions, and was a member of the University of Minnesota’s Graduate String Quartet from 1997-1998. Currently she teaches cello at MacPhail Center for Music-Minneapolis & White Bear Lake, and in her home studio. Mara joined the trio in 1998.


Paula Pettis Steve Chafee Mara Stojkovic