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Ray's compositions are characterized by rhythmic vitality, contrapuntal intrigue, primacy of melody, and great variety. His 40 years of conducting experience have influenced both the timbres and the practicality of the music, which ranges from soulful to spirited and playful.


He received his D.M.A in composition from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, where his primary composition teachers were Scott Huston and David Barton. He also worked with Norman Dinerstein, Arnold Franchetti and Robert Wason at Hartt College of Music, Hartford.


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Choral Music
Title Scoring Dur. Listen Preview
Doo-wop Orfeo SATB & pf 2:05  
How Can I Keep from Singing (arr.) SATB 2:27
La Ver l'Aurora SSATB 2:52  
O Magnum Mysterium SATB 3:30  
Poem of Joys SSATB 3:45  
That Music Always Round Me SATB 3:10  
WINTERFEST: I. Proface SATB & br    
WINTERFEST: V. What Cheer? Good Cheer! SATB & br    
Instrumental Music
Title Scoring Dur. Listen Preview
Celebration Suite Fl, Ob, Vn, Vc, Pf 15:00    
CIRCLE: A Circus for Mime Orchestra 45:00    
Colleges of Funk Jazz band 4:00
Do Animals Talk? voices, kybd, eb, drums 3:32  
Holkenhavn Fanfare String quartet :50
If I Could Only Live... Orchestra 20:00    
The Turning Point Orchestra 7:12  
Black Ice on the Bridge Voice & toy piano 1:24