Location: West Virginia, USA
Robert Wray, Assistant Professor
Choral Music Education
Robert Wray is Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at Marshall University, where, in addition to student teacher education and supervision, he conducts the 60-voice University Chorus, teaches choral conducting and vocal techniques, maintains a voice studio, and coordinates student departmental recitals. Mr. Wray is also to the coordinator of the MU Festival Chorus weekend and Chamber Choir Invitational, both drawing high school students from West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, and Maryland.
In his three years at Marshall, Mr. Wray has served as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator in West Virginia and Maryland and has presented a music reading session at the West Virginia MENC conference.
Mr. Wray holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from The Ohio State University and a Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting from Texas Tech University, where he was also the Assistant Conductor of the Men’s Chorus and founding director of the Men’s Chamber Ensemble. Prior to his work at Marshall and Texas Tech, Mr. Wray served as the Director of Choral Activities at Westlake High School in Waldorf, Maryland where he directed three choirs, taught class piano, and coached football, basketball, baseball, and softball. While at Westlake, he was also a member of the Maryland Choral Educators Association Executive Committee and presented a music reading session at the 2004 MMEA Fall In-Service Conference.
Currently, Robert is President-elect of West Virginia ACDA and editor of WVACDA's Choral Edition.
Additionally, Robert serves as the Director of Music at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church. He is joined in Huntington by his wife, Natalie, their daughter Devon Michelle, and their son Jackson Theodore.