As a trumpeter, Ray has worked 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.

In 2013, Ray was included in “Trumpet Greats: A Biographical Dictionary.” This reference volume contains biographies of important players, teachers, designers, etc. from the Baroque to the present.

Special kudos to Ray Burkhart for his precise and well-ornamented solo in 'The Trumpet Shall Sound.'
Alexander Ruggieri
Santa Clarita Magazine
  • Ray Anthony
  • The Aulos Ensemble
  • Harry Bicket
  • Michael Bolton
  • Pat Boone
  • Dave Brubeck
  • Peabo Bryson
  • Conte Candoli
  • Christopher Cross
  • Tony Danza
  • Disneyland Fanfare Trumpeters
  • Michael Feinstein
  • Jose Feliciano
  • The 5th Dimension
  • Peter Frampton
  • Art Garfunkel
  • Jerry Goldsmith
  • Joel Grey
  • Marvin Hamlisch
  • Lionel Hampton
  • Martin Haselböck
  • Lanie Kazan
  • Olga Kern
  • Cleo Laine
  • Steve Lawrence & Edie Gorme
  • Melissa Manchester
  • Monica Mancini
  • Mannheim Steamroller
  • John Mauceri
  • Idina Menzel
  • Jessye Norman
  • Olympic Games Fanfare Trumpeters, Los Angeles 1984
  • Marie Osmond
  • The Presidents of the United States of America
  • Bernadette Peters
  • Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus
  • Sir Angel Romero
  • Boz Skaggs
  • Leonard Slatkin
  • Jubilant Sykes
  • Edward Tarr
  • Yuri Temirkanov
  • John Tesh
  • Tommy Tune
  • Edo de Waart
  • John Williams
  • JoAnne Worley
  • Yanni, 1994 USA tour, featured soloist
  • Warner Bros. Symphony Orchestra, “Bugs Bunny
    on Broadway” 1991 USA tour, principal trumpet
  • Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
  • Los Angeles Opera
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale Orchestra
  • Long Beach Opera
  • Long Beach Symphony
  • Pasadena Symphony
  • Santa Barbara Symphony
  • Pacific Symphony
  • Pasadena Pops Orchestra
  • Riverside Philharmonic
  • Redlands Symphony
  • Santa Fe Pro Musica (NM), baroque trumpet
  • Musica Angelica, baroque trumpet
  • Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, baroque trumpet
  • Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay
  • Burbank Symphony
  • Orchestra of Santa Fe (NM)
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute Orchestra
  • Los Angeles Bach Festival
  • Bach Collegium San Diego
  • Corona del Mar Baroque Music Festival
  • Mozart Camerata Classical Orchestra
  • Carson-Dominguez Hills Symphony
  • Early Music Academy
  • Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra
  • Outlander
  • Shooter
  • The Matrix Revolutions
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • Path to War
  • A Tradition of Honor
  • George of the Jungle
  • Home Alone 2
  • The Magical World of Chuck Jones
  • Death Wish IV

“In Here: Music & Lyrics by Charles Bloom.” 2012.

“Fiat Lux” McGinty Music, 2009 (Christmas music for eight and ten brass). Arranger and performer.

Raymond David Burkhart, “Watercolor Menagerie.” Premiere Brass Quintet, 2004. Composer, performer, and producer.

Larry Stevens, “The Years of My Youth.” 1999

Andrew Parks, “Zing A Little Bing.” 1999

“Parthien 10-14,” by David Moritz Michael. Pacific Classical Winds, 1998. Performer on natural trumpet.

“The Water Journey,” (and Parthia 1) by David Moritz Michael. Pacific Classical Winds, 1996. Performer on natural trumpet.

  • Historical Brass Society
  • International Trumpet Guild
  • Professional Musicians, Local 47
  • The Aulos Ensemble
  • Musica Angelica
  • Santa Fe Pro Musica (NM)
  • Los Angeles Bach Festival
  • Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra
  • Pacific Classical Winds
  • Premiere Brass Quintet
  • Brassininity
  • Modern Brass Quintet
  • Hollywood Brass Ensemble
  • California Brass Ensemble
  • San Andreas Brass
  • Glendale Symphony Brass Quintet
  • Pasadena Pops Brass Quintet
  • Uan Rasey, former first trumpet, MGM Studios
  • Malcolm McNab, first call studio trumpeter
  • Edward Tarr, baroque trumpet specialist
  • Rob Roy McGregor,
    Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
  • William Bing, author and freelance trumpeter
  • Charley Davis, studio trumpeter
  • Roy Poper, studio trumpeter and author
  • Claude Gordon, author and trumpet legend

Mannie Klein
Rafael Mendez

“All the great cornetists are Irish. O’Clarke, O’Klein, O’Mendez.” Harold Hill, in The Music Man, by Meredith Willson

Recording at Sony Pictures: Solo Trumpet for CineBrass CORE
Especially noteworthy was the fine work of trumpetist Raymond Burkhart.
Ted Ayala
Crescenta Valley Weekly