Garth Baxter is noted as a modern traditionalist composer. This is a style that combines the traditions of form and clear melodic writing with the use of contemporary approaches to harmonies and other elements. He has composed works for various performance mediums, ranging from intimate solo and small group settings to larger ensembles such as orchestra and concert band. His compositions have been performed around the world.


  • Film premiere of Lily at the Carroll County Arts Council,
    November 14 ,2022
  • The Orchestra for Lily
  • Garth, Christine Thomas, Sam Carullo, Jennifer Tscheilin and Miesha Lowery at Peabody on January 8th for the recording of Resting.
  • Cast of Lily. Filming took place July 26-31, 2022 at McDaniel College
  • Garth with conductor Juliano Aniceto. July 31, 2022.
  • Katie Procell, soprano, Had the lead role in the film production of Garths's opera Lily. She also is featured on the upcoming album Ask of me what the birds sang, from Navona Records, December 2022.
  • Garth with the West Shore piano trio at the recording of From the Headwaters. 2018, Loyola University, Baltimore.
  • Garth with guitarist Jeremy Lyons.
  • Garth with soprano/actress Annie Gill and pianist Andrew Stewart
  • Garth with composer/guitarist Ron Pearl, guitarist Kathryn Murray and guitarist Troy King.
  • Garth speaking prior to the performance of From the Headwaters by the West Shore Trio, September 25, 2022
  • The Patagonia Winds playing A Parting Glass, November 24, 2019, St. Matthews Catholic Church, Baltimore, MD
  • Garth with composer Juliana Hall, July, 2018, Simsbury, Connecticut
  • Garth with pianist Bonghee Lee November 17th, Baltimore, MD
  • Garth with poet Linda Pastan 11-8-2018
  • Garth with Soprano Cora Gamelin-Osenbach and guitarist Candice Mowbray after a concert in Pottsville, PA October 14, 2018
  • Garth with Parma. Pictured: Chris Robinson, Samantha Granville, Garth Baxter, Brett Picknell and Patrick Niland.
  • Melissa Wertheimer, Andrew Stewart, Annie Gill and Garth Baxter, May 17, 2017 at Goucher College after recording Two Last Songs and April Twilight.
  • Garth Baxter with pianist Andrew Stewart and Baritone Jason Buckwalter March 23, 2017 after a concert at Edenwald in Towson, Maryland.
  • Garth Baxter with the Lyric Brass Quintet, November 13, 2015, An die Musik, Baltimore, MD.
  • Garth Baxter with the Candice Mowbray
  • Garth Baxter with Andrew Stewart and Annie Gill
  • Kentucky Youth Chorale, directed by Julie White performing my Songs of Life, Owensboro, KY.
  • Garth with Andrew Stewart and Jeremy Koch at An die Musik, November 7, 2014 before their performance of my work Des Larmes Encadrees for saxophone and piano.
  • Garth with Klodina Kabashi Morina.
  • Garth Baxter with OperaBelle (Katherine Keem, Angela knight and Anna Korsakova) and pianist Andrew Stewart after the OperaBelle Fall Concert at Edenwald, Towson, Maryland Friday, September 26, 2014.
  • Garth Baxter with Laura Strickling, Liza Stepanova (seated) and Nancy Roldan, the president of the Baltimore-Washington chapter of the American Liszt society November 2, 2014 McDaniel College, Westminster, MD.
  • Constance Ford, Garth Baxter and Julie White October 28, 2014 Owensboro, KY.
  • Garth with the Atlantic Guitar Quartet
  • Garth with Andrew Stewart
  • Garth with Peter Scott Drackly
  • Garth with Ariyo Shahry and Ljiljana Jovanovic.
  • Garth with Lisa VanAuken.
  • Garth with Susan Laura Lugo.
  • With Katherine Keem, Baltimore, MD 2011.
  • With Katherine Keem, An Die Musik December 18, 2011.
  • Garth with Amit Kumar.
    Garth with Amit Kumar.
  • With Lisa Van Auken (working on Lily in New York).
  • Frederick Youth Orchestra playing La Sagesse, 2009.
  • Eli Wirth, conductor of the Frederick Youth Orchestra.
  • Andrea Ceccomori Flutist, Elitza Harbova, Pianist.
  • Paula Fitzgerald, Soprano.
  • Lisa VanAuken, author and librettist for Lily.