Meet Ray

Trumpeter

Ray has performed with scores of noted classical and popular artists and has played on numerous Hollywood motion picture sound tracks. He has performed and recorded on baroque trumpet and has been a featured trumpet soloist on both modern and baroque instruments.

Composer

Ray composes for orchestra, wind ensemble, choir, brass band, big band, and chamber ensembles. His compositions have been performed widely across the United States and in Europe. Nearly 200 of his works are available on this site, as are his books and recordings.

Musicologist & Expert Witness

Ray has appeared nationally and internationally as an authority on the history of music for brass instruments. He is also recently active as an expert witness and forensic musicologist.

Conductor

Ray has conducted professional, collegiate, community, and youth orchestras, in addition to wind ensembles, jazz bands, early music groups, musical theater, and chamber operas.

Educator

Ray also has many years’ experience as a music educator in Southern California.

Biography

Read briefly about Ray's early years and his path to and through his college years.