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Lynn Baker

Lynn Baker

Lynn Baker is a vocal coach, English diction specialist and collaborative pianist. She is an adjunct faculty coach at Mannes Opera/The New School. She has been coach and casting consultant for vocal works at New York City Ballet and English diction coach for multiple operatic productions at

Opera Philadelphia and the Curtis Institute of Music. She was Artistic Director of Crested Butte Opera Studio, a young artist program, from 2012-2018. She was an assistant conductor and English diction coach at the original company of New York City Opera, where she also coached for the company’s annual new opera workshop, VOX: Showcasing American Opera.

Her recording credits include Leonard Bernstein’s Mass, with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop, Music Director (Naxos) and with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director (Deutsche

Grammophon). Other coaching and performing credits feature Lincoln Center Theater, The Juilliard School, Seattle Opera, Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute, Berkshire Opera Festival, Atlanta Opera, Louisville Orchestra, Washington National Opera, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Bard Summerscape Festival, Spoleto Festival USA.

Lynn is an Associate Editor for Transcriptions at the International Dialects of English Archive (www.dialectsarchive.com) and a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA). She is a frequent vocal recital pianist, an avid performer of contemporary and new art song, and a longtime recital partner to soprano Harolyn Blackwell. She has performed in recital at The White House East Room, The Morgan Library Gilder Lehrman Hall, John F. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater and United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium.