James Blake studied musical theatre and set design at Missouri Valley College. He is a singer and a producer. He recently completed an EP for a country artist, writing and singing all of the background vocals and playing acoustic guitar. Learning to play the pedal steel guitar has been his latest endeavor, along with joining a blues band. James has sung with the Metropolitan Master Chorale for eight years. He finds that it is a challenge and a great privilege to perform with so many talented community and professional singers. He would encourage any singers who want to grow in their craft to become a part of the MMC.