Writer and performer Brenda Baker has been part of Saskatchewan’s music and literary scene for over three decades. Her story collection, The Maleness of God, won the 1999 Saskatchewan Book Award for Fiction. In 2005 her manuscript, Camp Outlook, won a John V. Hicks Award. Her two CDs for adults garnered critical acclaim from several national industry magazines, with the first winning a Saskatchewan Music Award for Best Vocalist (female), which led to numerous appearances at music clubs and festivals across Canada.
Brenda is best known as a singer for young audiences. She has released three CDs for kids, with the latest of these being short-listed for a Canadian Indie Award for Best Children’s Album. She was the star of Prairie Berry Pie, a children’s show aired on Global television from 2000 – 2004. Her musical story, The Old Elephant’s Christmas, has been seen on SCN for several Christmases, and in 2010 it became available for sale on DVD.
In 2005 Brenda founded Kids of Note, a choir for children, with and without disabilities, who love to sing. In 2007 she launched Nexstage Live Music Performance Coaching.
Brenda lives in Saskatoon, Canada, with her husband, writer Arthur Slade, and their daughter Tanaya.