Irving Ray

DMA, Euphonium Performance, Adjunct Professor of Tuba and Euphonium - Brookhaven College

Birthday: March 18, 1987

Hometown:  Houston, TX

High School:  Cypress Falls High School

Member of The North Texas Euphonium Quartet:

     -Guest Artist Recitals: Midwest Tuba Euphonium Regional Conference (2013), Baylor University, Oklahoma State University, Sam Houston State University, Eastman School of Music, University of Nebraska at Kearney (2014), Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention (2015), South Central Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (2015), South East Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (2015), Great Plains Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (2015) 

     -Commission and Premiere, Squarauqs (2014) and Quiuq (2015) by Joseph Pinson, Euphonium Quartet

     -Commission and Premiere, Tipping Point (2015) by Patrick Geren, Euphonium Quartet

     -Commission and Premiere, Eyeless in Gaza (2015) by Steven Darling, Euphonium Quartet

Awards and Honors:

     -Wind Bands Association of Singapore, Brass Pedagogy Lecturer 2013, 2014, 2015
     -Guest Tenor Tuba soloist, Monterrey Symphony Orchestra, “The Planets” (Holst), 2013
     -3rd place, Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Artist Competition, 2013
     -Winner, SCRTEC Euphonium Mock Audition, 2013
     -Finalist, US Army National Collegiate Solo Competition, 2013
     -Eagle Scout


 Previous Degrees and Universities:

     -MM Euphonium Performance, University of North Texas, 2012

     -BM Music Education, Sam Houston State University, 2010

Goals: Win a premiere band euphonium audition, teach low brass at a university, and record a solo euphonium album

Hobbies and Interests: Watching/playing soccer, dogs, comedy, bowling, ping pong, running marathons

Professional Organizations:


     -The College Music Society
     -International Tuba Euphonium Association
     -Texas Music Educators Association
     -Alpha Chi National Honor Society (Past President, SHSU)
     -Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, 2008


Favorite quotes: 

     “Opportunities favor the prepared.” Dr. Bowman

     "Many of life's failutres are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." - Thomas Edison

Favorite color: Green

Favorite non-euphonium-related artist/band/etc.: Switchfoot, Third Eye Blind, Andy McKee, Pat Metheny, MuteMath, Avenged Sevenfold, John Williams, Jon Foreman

Favorite euphonium solo: Symphonic Variants, by James Curnow