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.
“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.
2007 National Trumpet Competition (Historic Division),
George Mason University, Fairfax VA
“All the great cornetists are Irish. O’Clarke, O’Klein, O’Mendez.” Harold Hill, in The Music Man, by Meredith Willson