Office: Smith Music Hall 303
Robert Wray is Associate Professor of Choral Music Education and Music Education Coordinator at Marshall University, where, in addition to student teacher education and supervision, he conducts the Marshall University Chorus, Choral Union, teaches choral conducting and vocal techniques, and maintains both a classical and jazz voice studio. 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. Additionally, he is the voice of the Marching Thunder and spotter for all Marshall home football games.
Robert is the former President of the West Virginia chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. During his seven 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.
Prior to his schooling at Texas Tech, Robert was Director of Choral Activities at Westlake High School in Waldorf, MD, where he directed three choral ensembles, taught class piano, and coached football, basketball, baseball, and softball. He also served as an at-large member on the Maryland Choral Educators Association executive board.