Staff and Board

Sarah J. Baker-Artistic Director

Sarah J. Baker began her teaching career in 1992, serving as director of choral music at Little Miami High School since 2001. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Muskingum University and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Ohio University, where she studied with Dr. Peter Jarjisian. Mrs. Baker finds joy as a collaborative pianist – most recently for the District 13 Honor Choir and the Epworth Music and Worship Choral Ensemble. She may be best known for her work with the Little Miami Chorale (formerly Select Women’s Chorale), an ensemble she established in 2003. This ensemble performs throughout the region, engaging in nearly forty events per year, singing in choral festivals, engagements with local community choirs, and national and international travel.  The Little Miami Tour Chorale, Chorale, and Little Miami Select Mixed Choir members act as the demonstration ensemble for Baker’s use of synesthesia (color and voice) to achieve balance and blend in the choral ensemble.

Professional honors include the Warren County Project Excellence Innovative Teacher Award, featured director Choral Director Magazine, the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir’s Distinguished Service Award, and the Medal of Distinction from The Cardinal Chorale. Baker was appointed as a member of the ENVOY (Educators for National Voices of Youth) and designated a premiere conductor for the choral division of the Music for All National Choral Festival.  She has served terms as OCDA Southwest Region Chair and was honored to be named conductor of the 2019 OCDA Summer Conference Women’s Honor Choir. Mrs. Baker lives in the village of Maineville with her husband, Andrew, and Clara, the youngest of their three children (who is also in the LM Chorale!). While not making music with LM students, tour chorale, and friends, Baker enjoys time riding horses and practicing hot yoga.

Sarah J. Baker, Director
3001 US 22 & 3
Morrow, Ohio 45152
513-899-3781 x20404

Tyler Secor                   Pianist/Accompanist

Tyler Secor is a graduate of Manchester University (N. Manchester, IN) with an undergraduate degree in Piano Performance and Music Theory and Composition. Tyler received a master’s degree in Music Theory from the University of Oregon and completed coursework at Ball State University (music theory & vocal pedagogy) and University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (music theory). For seven seasons, Tyler was the assistant director and pianist for the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus before moving full-time to Cincinnati to become the                   Assistant to the Music Director at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO). Tyler now serves the CSO, Cincinnati Pops, May Festival and Vocal Arts Ensemble as the Director of Publications and Content Development as part of the Communications and Digital Media Department. Tyler began his term as the accompanist with the Little Miami Select Choirs in the fall of 2023.

Andrew Baker – Executive Director

Susan Brose- CFO/Business Manager

Board of Directors

Karen Saterfield- President

Carmen Mattos- Vice President

Ann Marie Woodward- Secretary 

Diane Salvato-Treasurer

Kristi Montag 

Denise Gleeson-Event Coordinator

Michele Schmidt

Kristin Carnahan

Emma Woodward-Alumni member

Natalie Baker-Student member