MICHELLE BAKER was second horn of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra from 1990–2017. Prior, she was a member of the New Jersey Symphony. For the 2021–22 season, Baker is the acting fourth horn of the New Jersey Symphony.
Baker currently serves on the faculty (and is chair of brass) at Manhattan School of Music and Montclair State University, and she is an assistant professor at The Juilliard School.
Baker has performed several times with Michael Bublé and Sting, and she has recorded and performed with James Taylor and Harry Connick Jr. She can be heard on the soundtracks for several movies such as The Greatest Showman; The Good Shepherd; True Grit; Failure to Launch; The Manchurian Candidate; Hail, Caesar!; Moonrise Kingdom; Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and Zoolander 2.