Blake Nawa'a is a Denver metro area voice coach, music director, conductor, and performer. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music, where he studied voice under Sara Bardill and vocal pedagogy under clinical voice pathologist Kate Emerich. Beyond vocal studies, he also trained in composition and orchestration under Dr. Chris Malloy and conducting under Dr. Catherine Sailer. His teaching philosophy emphasizes the freedom and support necessary for classical singing coupled with the flexibility to refocus the free voice in other genres including musical theater, pop, jazz, and choral singing. He has music directed various shows in the Denver area, including RENT, Miss Saigon, and the Colorado regional premieres of Spring Awakening and Lysistrata Jones. As a musical theater conductor, he has led pit orchestras in Into the Woods, Shrek: The Musical and The Producers. Select musical theater credits include Edges: A Song Cycle, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Chip Tolentino), and Urinetown (Bobby Strong). He has also appeared in professional choral engagements with the Colorado Bach Ensemble, Josh Groban with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Evans Choir, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Bravo! Vail Music Festival.