KELLI BAKER is an Associate Director for Tour, Ambassador and Cadenza Choirs. Kelli was awarded her Bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Kansas in 2011 and completed her Master’s degree in Choral Pedagogy at KU in 2018. She is a performer as well as a teacher, and sang with the Kansas City Fine Arts Chorale from 2007-2013. Kelli has extensive training in vocal pedagogy and voice anatomy/physiology, and has a special interest in adolescent changing voices. She is an active member of KMEA, ACDA and Nafme, and served as the Kansas Music Educators Association Middle Level Choir Chair from 2014-2016. She received the Outstanding Music Educator Award from the University of Kansas in 2017.
Kelli is the Director of Choirs at Gardner-Edgerton High School. She and her husband Derek have two children: Bryson, who is in Cadenza, and a daughter, Avery, who is in Capo. Kelli enjoys singing karaoke and spending time with her family.