Lauren Baker began playing violin in the Ohio County Strings program under Ben Podolski. She was a member of the Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra from 2002-2006 and participated in the West Virginia All State Orchestra and West Virginia Honor Orchestra during high school.  She then received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a minor in music from West Liberty University.  She has been employed by Wheeling Symphony Society, Inc. since 2011 and currently serves as Customer Relations/Box Office Manager, Education/Outreach Coordinator, and Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra Manager.