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Brian Baxter is a musician and orchestra manager who composes music inspired by family, place, and poetry. He writes primarily chamber, orchestral, and vocal music. Brian has released two albums including Roots Run Deep featuring the Chicago Q Ensemble with Angela Tomasino in 2016 and Book of Drum in 2014.

Having co-founded the Chicago Composers Orchestra, he is an Artistic Director and serves on its Board of Directors as President. Brian’s passion for new music is equaled by his passion for music education and is put to work as Chief Operating Officer for the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras.

In February, 2018 Brian will be leaving his positions at CYSO and CCO to begin a new chapter as Executive Director for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra located in Davenport, Iowa. Look for more updates on this exciting move coming soon!


[Artwork by Alex Mitchell]