Robert Wray is Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at Marshall University, where, in addition to student teacher education and supervision, he conducts the 75-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.
Robert is currently the President of the West Virginia chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. During his five years at Marshall, Mr. Wray has served as a guest conductor, clinician, presenter, and adjudicator in West Virginia and Maryland.
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.
Additionally, Robert serves as the Director of Music at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, where he conducts the Sanctuary Choir, J.M. Ringers, and coordinates the weekly music presentation of Johnson Memorial’s alternative music ensemble, Ember.
He is joined in Huntington by his wife, Natalie, their daughter Devon Michelle, and their son Jackson Theodore.