As the Community Engagement & Education Manager of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra (GSO), Niki Baker is excited to help provide musical opportunities to more young musicians and music lovers throughout the state.
In her previous role as the Manager of Ensembles & Instruction at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO), Niki managed numerous programs including the Talent Development Program, Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, Community Music School with the ASO’s Judith Cox (violin) and Michael Moore (principal tuba), and the Wells Fargo ArtsVibe Teen Program.
She served as the ASO’s representative to SphinxCON for several years, working with industry colleagues to discuss diversity in the arts and philanthropy. She was also an Arts Administrator attendee at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Academy, learning about ways to engage within an orchestral organization and how to develop programming for new and seasoned adult musicians. She currently serves as the Program Manager for the Georgian Chamber Players, which features the principal string players of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to her passion for the orchestra, Niki loves musical theater and dance. She served as an adjudicator for the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards—Shuler Hensley Awards for four years, loving the opportunity to see young performers thrive on stage at schools throughout the state.
Niki received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia, where she studied English and Music Performance (double bass). She also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Kennesaw State University.