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Vocal Ensemble & Concert Choir

Conductor and choral arranger Alexander Lloyd Blake is the conductor of Tonality, a new choral ensemble focused on spreading a message of unity and peace through a culturally diverse choral setting. A third-year DMA Choral Music student at the University of Southern California, Blake formerly served as an associate conductor of the USC Apollo Men’s Chorus and currently instructs Choral Conducting I.

As a 2014 MM Choral Conducting student at the University of California, Los Angeles, Blake served as a Teaching Assistant with the UCLA Chorale and the UCLA Symphony. Blake earned his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Vocal Performance at Wake Forest University where he served as President of both the Concert Choir and co-founded and conducted the Wake Forest Chamber Choir.

Blake currently serves on the Choral Music Faculty of the North Carolina Governor’s School Choir, where he also guest conducts for the NC Governor’s School Orchestra. His latest arrangement of 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 recently attended the Sarteano Choral Conducting Workshop with world-renowned conductor Simon Carrington. Aside from his current conducting studies 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.

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