Lakewood Choirs

Meet the Directors

Lisa Blasko

Director of Harding and Garfield Middle School Choirs

Lisa Blasko received a Bachelor of Music from The University of Indianapolis and a Master’s degree in Music Education from Cleveland State University, where she also received Kodály training. It has been a pleasure to teach her entire career with the Lakewood City Schools. After school activities include the Garfield Music Crew and the Harding Singers Mixed and Treble choirs, as well as coordinating the drama club at Garfield. Active in the Ohio Music Education Association, past responsibilities include District 4 Middle School Honors Festival Chair and Choir Chair, District 4 Treasurer and OMEA State Board Representative. She is proud of the accomplishments of her choirs such as Superior Ratings at OMEA Large Group Contest and Solo & Ensemble, and winning the Stop the Hate: Youth Sing Out in 2018 and receiving second place in 2017.

Rayna Brooks

Director of High School Choirs

Rayna Brooks is the director of choirs and vocal music at Lakewood High School. She conducts the Concert Choirs, Symphonic Treble Choir, Symphonic Mixed Choir, Chamber Choir, Vive L’Four and Fourtes. Brooks holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Music Education from the Conservatory of Music at Baldwin Wallace University. Currently, she is pursuing a Masters in Music Education at Case Western Reserve University. Brooks is also active with the Ohio Music Education Association through participation in adjudicated events with the choirs, as well as sitting as co-chair for the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access, and Anti-Racism committee for the association. She also serves as the advisor for Lakewood High School's Tri-M Music Honor Society. Ms. Brooks joined the staff of Lakewood High School in 2017 and is proud to be a member of such a thriving musical community.