— Tenor —


Dr. Samuel Baker, Tenor, is based in Minneapolis, where he sings as an ensemble, operatic, and solo singer. He sings with the Norsound Tenors, Minnesota Chorale, Minnesota Opera Chorus, Border CrosSing, and other small ensembles throughout the twin cities. 

Sam recently returned to his alma mater, the University of Minnesota as a professional guest artist, to sing Count Belfiore from La Finta Giardiniera. With Colorado's Opera Steamboat, he sang Don Ottavio from Don Giovanni, and The Moon from Jonathan Dove's The Enchanted Pig; and with One Voice Mixed Chorus, he made his "Soprano" debut performing a gender-swapped Mabel from Pirates of Penzance.

Sam has been praised as having a "mastery of the passaggio" and a "bright and sunny tone" that "lights up the stage", and strives to put as much energy into acting as he does his voice.

With a busy holiday schedule, often all the way up to a Christmas Eve midnight service, Sam finds time to fly home to visit family in Dallas, Texas on Christmas day.

"He's flying home on Christmas day, on Christmas day in the morning!"

My Services

Vocal Work

  • Opera & Oratorio Soloist
  • Chorus & Ensemble
  • Weddings & Funerals
  • Sightreading & Recordings

Music Engraving - click for more info!

  • Reductions
  • Arrangements
  • Audio Transcription
  • Transposition
  • Finale & Sibelius

Active & Recent Engagements

Nathan Bird - Administrator

Chanhassen Dinner Theater

2022 - Present
Conte Belfiore, La Finta Giardiniera
David Walsh - Director


Celeste Marie Johnson - Chorus Director


2018 - Present
Educational Outreach, Ensemble Tenor
Dr. Ahmed Anzaldúa - Director


2017 - Present
Section Leader, Soloist
Dr. Kathy Saltzman Romey - Director


2017 - Present


Three Tenors Christmas Concert, Norsound Tenors, December 2023

La Finta Giardiniera with UMN Opera Theater, November 2023

El Mesias, Border CrosSing, December 2023

Upcoming - Carmina Burana with MN Chorale and MN Dance Theater, January, 2024

Norsound Tenors

The Messiah, with MN Chorale & MN Orchestra, December 2023

Comfort Ye...

...and Ev'ry Valley, Westminster Presbyterian Church, December 2023

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