Mr. Drake graduated with a B.A. in Music Education from Monmouth College in 2007.
He began his teaching career in Warren, Illinois, teaching elementary general music, jr. high choir and high school choir, as well as serving as the musical director.
In 2012, he earned his M.A. in Choral Conducting from Illinois State University.
From there, he accepted the Director of Music Education position at Quest Charter Academy in 2012. Mr. Drake grew the music program from 12 to nearly 100 vocalist and instrumentalists during his 6 years at Quest.
Being a Manteno High School alum, he is excited to be returning to his home area. Mr. Drake is very excited to be the new leader of Sensations. Leading by positive example, and creating a positive culture is at the core of his directing and teaching. He simply can't wait to show what "Sensations" is going to accomplish this year!