As an arranger, Blake’s Wade in the Water was a featured arrangement at the North Carolina Music Educators Association convention in 2013 and is published with Santa Barbara Music Publishing. Blake was recently accepted in the Romano Gandolfi International Choral Conducting Competition as one of two conductors from the United States.
Other musical activities include an opera conducting premiere at the 2019 Prototype Festival in New York City, and preparing choirs for Taylor Mac “24-Decade History of Popular Music” and “Holiday Sauce” concerts Film and TV Credits include singing on the soundtrack of Jordan Peele’s “US,” “Lion King”, and the upcoming “Spies in Disguise” film out in December 2019. Blake also worked as the choral contractor and vocal arranger for Andy Grammer’s performance at the 2019 ARDYs (Radio Disney Awards).
Blake studied conducting at USC with Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe and Dr. Nick Strimple, he has previously studied with Donald Neuen, Dr. Brian Gorelick, Dr. David Hagy, and Dr. David Connell. He has studied composition with Dr. Dan Locklair and choral arranging with Morten Lauridsen.