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Musician 1st Class Pamela L. Blakely,


MU1 Pamela L. Blakely

Musician 1st Class Pamela Blakely joined the Navy in 2014 and served at Navy Band Great Lakes before joining the U.S. Navy Band in 2016. Originally from Rochester, New York, she earned a Bachelor of Music from Indiana University and a Master of Music from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Her primary instructors were Randy Gardner, Michael Hatfield and William VerMeulen.

Prior to joining the Navy, Blakely was fourth horn with the Memphis Symphony. She has also performed with the Columbus Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Mississippi Symphony, and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.

In her free time, she enjoys running road races and spending time with her family and pets.