Josh Baker is a 2007 graduate of Wright State University, graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. He also earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton in 2013. Baker has performed with the Dayton Philharmonic Concert Band, Dayton Jazz Orchestra, Sinclair Wind Symphony, and the Avion Saxophone Quartet from Wright State University. In addition Baker was a two-time WSU Concerto Night Winner and performed as a soloist with the Wright State University Chamber and Community Orchestras. He is recorded on the first commercial CD release of the Avion Saxophone Quartet, Avion Saxophone Quartet Volume 1, found on CDbaby.com and iTunes.
Baker is currently the Assistant Band Director at Centerville High School and teaches courses in jazz improvisation, music technology, basic music theory, and AP music theory. Under Baker’s direction the Centerville Jazz Band has been named a Bands of America Regional Champion, Super Regional Finalist, National Semi-Finalist and National Finalist at the Band of America Grand Nationals. In 2014 Baker was awarded the Black and Gold Award of Excellence by his peers at Centerville High School.