November 5, 2019 (Ann Arbor, MI) – The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra announced today that Kelvin Baker has been hired as the symphony’s Marketing & Communications Manager, effective January 6, 2020.
“Kelvin was the clear choice among a highly qualified candidate pool due to his knowledge of and experience in marketing in classical music contexts, his personal commitment to the A2SO’s mission and values, and his wide breadth of experience in music, both as performer and administrator,” said Incoming A2SO Executive Director Tyler Rand. “Kelvin will be a fantastic fit on our team and I personally look forward to collaborating with him.”
Kelvin Baker, a native of West Michigan, joins the A2SO after serving in various capacities with organizations including the Cleveland Orchestra, West Michigan Symphony, Oberlin Artist Recital Series, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and CelloBello.org. Recently, Baker co-managed production and videography for a performance of Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon’s 2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist composition Comala, a contemporary cantata staged with Mexican puppet company La Coperacha. Outside of arts administration, Baker is also an accomplished trumpeter and has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Hall, and in a full season as principal trumpet with the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre. Baker holds a B.M. in Musicology from Oberlin College & Conservatory of Music and is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy.