YOLA at HOLA Teaching Artist
Blake is a proud native of Louisville KY. He has been a performer, educator and student in the Los Angeles area since 2009. He joined the California State University, Northridge faculty in the fall of 2012 and has since worked to provide the tuba students of CSUN with new opportunities and experiences. Blake is also the recently appointed Principal Tubist of the New West Symphony Orchestra of the Greater Los Angeles area and has also had the honor of performing as guest tubist with orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, San Bernardino Symphony, San Luis Obispo Symphony, Downey Symphony among many others. Blake also served for one season as Principal Tubist of the American Youth Symphony of Los Angeles, conducted my Maestro Alex Tregar.
Since 2010, Blake has has been YOLA at HOLA’s Brass Faculty Head and Wind Ensemble Director. He is also a Mentor Teacher in the Longy School of Music of Bard College’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program housed on HOLA’s campus. Blake also serves Bard College as a Field Supervisor for the MAT program, observing, coaching and evaluating MAT students in public school classrooms as they work toward their single-subject K-12 teacher credentialing in music.