Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors or Music Master or Arts Education Instrumental K-12
Mr. Blake Hernton
I am the Director of Orchestras for Steger 6th Grade Center, 5th Grade Director of Bristol Elementary, and 5th Grade Director of Avery Elementary School. I attended Truman State University as a violinist/violist and upon completion of the MAE Music Program, I am well equipped with experience in string technique. Through rigorous training and practice, I have traveled and performed at venues such as the Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA), and also overseas touring through Italy with the Truman State University Chamber Orchestra. Upon returning to my hometown of St. Louis, I continue to pursue and share my love of music as a member of the University City Symphonic Orchestra (UCSO), Edwardsville Commuinty Symphony, the Ophelia Strings Quartet (OSQ), One Too Many Acapella (OTM) and the Webster Groves School District by teaching young minds the craft of string performance. My role as a member of the music department is to foster a love of music learning in our students. In doing so, I aspire to help with the expansion of the Webster Groves String Orchestra as a quality music education program.