Conductor

Ray is an experienced conductor in the fields of orchestra, chamber opera, musical theater, band, and jazz band, and he has successfully conducted professional, collegiate, community, and youth ensembles. His conducting teachers include Daniel Lewis, Harold Farberman, Gustav Meier, Jorge Mester, Hans Beer, and Thomas Somerville.

He served as Music Director of the Tehachapi Community Orchestra and the Ventura British Brass Band, has conducted the Pasadena Pops Orchestra and the Burbank Symphony, and conducted both the Pomona College Orchestra and Pomona College Band. In his three seasons as Conductor of the Pasadena City College Chamber Opera, he conducted eleven fully staged chamber operas, including four world premieres.

Ray conducts the Banda Musicale Città di Staffolo (Italy)
It was a privilege to be conducted by Ray. He taught us very much, with pleasantness and professionalism. The days were full of music and full of fun. It was one of the best experiences of my life."
Damiano Cerione
Past President, Banda Musicale Città Di Staffolo
  • Crown City Symphony, Conductor
  • Pomona College Orchestra, Conductor
  • Tehachapi Community Orchestra, Music Director
  • Pasadena Pops Orchestra, Guest Conductor
  • Composers Ensemble Los Angeles, Conductor
  • Westdale Chamber Orchestra, Music Director
  • Burbank Symphony, Guest Conductor
  • Pasadena City College Chamber Opera, Conductor
  • Foothill Youth Summer Theatre, Peter Pan, Conductor
  • Banda Musicale Città di Staffolo (Italy), Guest Conductor
  • College of the Canyons Symphonic Band, Conductor
  • Ventura British Brass, Music Director
  • San Marino Community Band, Music Director
  • Pomona College Band, Conductor
  • Caltech Wind Ensemble, Guest Conductor
  • Linfield College Band, McMinnville OR, Guest Conductor
  • San Gabriel Valley Concert Band, Guest Conductor
  • Caltech Wind Ensemble, Guest Conductor
  • DMA Conducting Student of Jorge Mester, Claremont Graduate University
  • DMA Conducting Student of David Whitwell, Claremont Graduate University
  • California Conducting Workshop, Bakersfield Symphony: John Farrer, Daniel Lewis, Donald Thulean
  • American Symphony Orchestra League Conductors Workshop, San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra: David Loebel, Raymond Harvey, Apo Hsu
  • Association of California Symphony Orchestras Conductors Workshop: Michael Morgan
  • American Symphony Orchestra League Conductors Workshop, Detroit Civic Symphony: Gustav Meier, David Loebel, John Whitney
  • California Conducting Symposium: Jorge Mester, John Alexander
  • Association of California Symphony Orchestras Conductors Workshop: Marin Alsop
  • Hartt Conductors Institute Fellow: Harold Farberman, Dan Lewis,
    Christopher Wilkins
  • Association of California Symphony Orchestras Conductors Workshop:
    Jorge Mester

Ray conducts the Pomona College Orchestra.