Alexander Lloyd Blake
Dr. Alexander Lloyd Blake works as a conductor, composer/arranger, vocal contractor, singer, and speaker. Blake is the conductor of Tonality, a new choral ensemble focused on spreading a message of unity, peace, and social justice through a culturally diverse choral setting. He also serves as the choir director at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA). He also serves in Los Angeles and New York City as a principal assistant conductor of the National Children’s Chorus. 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, and his arrangement of Deep River was published by Alliance Music Publishing in 2020. Blake has recently been requested for a commission by the New York City professional ensemble Inspire to write a work on environmental justice.
Other musical activities include an opera conducting premiere at the 2019 Prototype Festival in New York City, and preparing choirs for live performances with UCLA Center for the Art of Performance. Blake completed the doctorate in musical arts degree at the University of Southern California in 2019. His master of music was completed at the University of California Los Angeles in 2014 and Blake completed a bachelor of arts degree in vocal performance at Wake Forest University in 2010.
Recent film and TV credits include singing on the soundtrack of Jordan Peele's Us, Disney’s The Lion King and Pixar’s upcoming Spies in Disguise. Blake also worked as the choral contractor and vocal arranger for Andy Grammer’s performance at the 2019 ARDYs (Radio Disney Awards), and recently prepared singers for the 2020 Grammy Awards and performed at the 2020 Oscars Awards.