Brian Baxter is a visionary leader in performing arts and education with 10 years of experience developing effective programs, fundraising for them through cultivation and stewardship, creating meaningful community partnerships around them, and strategically managing organizational human and financial resources to sustain them. He is inclusive, team-oriented, and focused on substantive relationship building with diverse constituencies.
Brian is Chief Operating Officer for Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras and has been with the organization since 2008. Having co-founded the Chicago Composers Orchestra in 2010, he is an Artistic Director and serves on its Board of Directors as President. A professionally trained musician, Mr. Baxter is a composer who writes music inspired by family, place, and poetry.