Michelle Baker was second horn at the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra from 1990-2017. Prior, Ms. Baker was a member of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Her new life finds her focusing on teaching and giving masterclasses, freelancing, and spending time with family. Michelle Baker serves on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music, Montclair State University, and Mannes College of Music, and appears each summer at Music on the Hill in Rhode Island and at the Round Top Music Festival in Texas.
Ms. Baker has performed several times with Michael Buble and Sting, recorded and performed with James Taylor and Harry Connick, Jr., and can be heard on the soundtracks for The Good Shepherd, True Grit, Failure to Launch, Manchurian Candidate, Hail Caesar!, Moonrise Kingdom, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Zoolander 2.