Michael Conway Baker is considered to be a leading composer in many fields of musical endeavour. His over 200 film, television and video music scores owe much of their distinctive and award winning success to his extensive background in writing concert music. At present (2011) his 158 opus output includes full length ballets (National Ballet of Canada, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and a 90 min. ice ballet for Dorothy Hamill's "Cinderella: Frozen in Time" (Ice Capades Production) 2 symphonies, concertos for a wide variety of instruments, choral, concert band and a library of 180 latin and standard world competition dances for a US network ballroom dance series.
Michael Conway Baker's many awards include a Juno for his Piano Concerto, three Canadian Academy Awards (Genies) for film scores, an award (ACTRA) for best music for a television series, as well as being nominated 7 times for various film and tv awards including Best Song in a Feature. He has several 'Body of Work' awards and in 2003 he received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal.
Michael is listed in the current edition of the Grove Music Dictionary.
He was invested with the Order of British Columbia in 1997. In 2006 Michael was inducted into the British Columbia Entertainment Hall of Fame with a star on the sidewalk of Granville Street.
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