Amelia Baker is a 17-year-old violist who began playing at the age of 10. She is a senior at Klein Forest High School under the orchestral direction of Mamie Morlacci and Carlos Quiroz. She studies privately with Carlos Lara. She has attended multiple summer endeavors including the American Festival for the Arts (AFA) Summer Symphony Orchestra Camp and Sam Houston State University Summer Orchestra Camp. She earned a spot in the 2019 Region IX Philharmonic orchestra and also Region IX Symphony and Philharmonic orchestras during middle school years. She has competed in the Texas UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest, earning excellent ratings for solo performance at the district level along with earning excellent ratings for her ensemble at the district, region, and state level. When not rehearsing with her high school orchestra or Virtuosi of Houston, she is busy commanding her Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJRROTC) color guard unit at school and participating in her school’s law enforcement practicum.