ARTRA Artists Management was established in 1984 by professional musicians who felt they could do a better job of representing the fine artists they were working with.


ARTRA Artists Management celebrates almost 40 years of representing the finest classical musicians and symphonic pops attractions in the business. The economy is slow in recovering and the arts are struggling to stay afloat. ARTRA can help.


President Robert Bauchens brings you first class performances from highly skilled performers at affordable prices. His goal is to give presenters the personalized attention they deserve with friendly phone conversation without strong sales pitches.


He promptly communicates availability and provides all artist materials electronically for a successful performance. Best of all, you can be guaranteed that you will get the quality performances you deserve!

Bob is from Southern Illinois, and settled in Chicago after attending Northwestern University. His performance career includes 44 years as the tubist with the Lyric Opera Orchestra, 34 years with the Chicago Brass Quintet and almost 40 years as lead sousaphonist with the Buffalo Shufflers.


Out of his frustration as the President of a self-governing orchestra, he knew he could do a better job in returning phone calls and sending out contracts. Over 30 years later, he is still promoting quality artists and giving presenters programming ideas that sell tickets and grow audiences.


Bob has been practicing social distancing his whole life and so he has vast experience in communicating even when we can't meet. Please give him a call at 1-800-354-1645. He guarantees to keep his distance!


ARTRA is musicians representing musicians!