NEW IN BOISE, Ray is currently finding new musical outlets and accepting trumpet students. Previously, he taught the Trumpet Studio at Pomona College for 17 years and taught baroque trumpet at Claremont Graduate University. He also taught for more than ten years each at Occidental College, Pasadena City College, and Glendale College, garnering particular notice for his successful big bands at each institution and for the Chamber Opera program at Pasadena City College. He has given master classes in colleges and universities in Idaho, California, Oregon, and Iowa.

He has worked with several youth orchestras, including the Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra, the Glendale Youth Honors Orchestra, and the Verdugo Youth Orchestra. He has performed in school concerts for many years, both in professional brass quintets and as part of a volunteer trumpet/piano duo, and he has met with elementary school children as part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Symphonies for Schools program.

For over 40 years, his private studio has included trumpet students in elementary, middle, and high schools up to college students and adults – ranging from beginners to professionals.

"I invited Raymond to be Guest Artist-in-Residence at Linfield College. In addition to conducting and performing with the band, Ray worked with student composers and coached chamber music. The week of his residency was rich. The students all raved about his music, his manner, and his musicianship. I found his work with Linfield students to be very effective, supportive, and inspiring."
Dr. Joan Haaland Paddock
Professor, Linfield College
Ray shows school children what an orchestra conductor does!


  • Symphonic Band Conductor
  • Music History
  • Harmony
  • Instructor of Trumpet
  • Instructor of Natural Trumpet
  • Instructor of Trumpet
  • Brass Chamber Music
  • Pomona College Orchestra Conductor
  • Pomona College Band Director
  • Musicianship
  • Jazz Band Director
  • Instructor of Trumpet
  • Chamber Opera Conductor
  • Instructor of Trumpet
  • Swing Band Director
  • Brass Ensemble Director
  • Music Lab Coordinator
  • Harmony
  • Musicianship
  • Tuba Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble Director
  • Collegium Musicum Director
  • Brass Ensemble Director
  • Pep Band Director


  • Trumpet Soloist with Wind Ensemble
  • Wind Ensemble Guest Conductor
  • Brass Chamber Music Coach
  • Composers’ Seminar
  • Private Instruction


  • Boise State University
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • University of Iowa (Baroque trumpet)
  • California State University, Northridge
  • Humboldt State University (Arcata, CA)


  • Banda Musicale Città di Staffolo (Italy)
  • California State Polytechnic State University, Pomona, CA
  • Caltech/Occidental College Concert Band, Los Angeles, CA
  • Claremont Graduate University Collegium Musicum, Claremont, CA
  • Linfield College Wind Ensemble, McMinnville, OR
  • Otterbein College Concert Band, Westerville, OH


  • 2020 Idaho District 3 Concert Band Festival, Ridgevue High School, Nampa, ID (cancelled due to covid)
  • 2016 Biola University Instrumental  Music Festival, Band Division
  • 2007 National Trumpet Competition (Historic Division),
    George Mason University, Fairfax VA 
  • 1993 Los Angeles City Schools Jazz Festival