MM, Texas Tech University; BM, Stetson University
Shayla Blake studied at Stetson University (FL) and continued at Texas Tech University where she was a student of William Westney, Artist-in-Residence. As an undergraduate, she was a winner in the university's concerto competition. After achieving her Bachelor's degree in piano performance, she then completed her Master's degree also in piano performance during which time, she was a graduate teaching assistant.
Mrs. Blake maintains a private piano and flute studio and has previously taught on the music faculty at Louisiana Tech University. She has been interim Choral Director at Ruston High School and has directed choirs of all ages in area churches in addition to serving as a worship leader. She is currently Staff Accompanist at Louisiana Tech University.
Over the years, Mrs. Blake has been the featured pianist for conferences and has maintained an active accompanying schedule. As a composer and arranger, she has published several choral pieces and has two new releases scheduled for publication in 2011. She is the Ruston/Monroe Regional Coordinator for the Nashville Songwriters Association International.
Phone: (318) 257-5473
Room: Howard Center, 226