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Artist Bio

WILLIAM F. RAYER is a composer, trumpet player, author, and painter. He is a member of the Cleveland Composers Guild, ASCAP, and the  International Trumpet Guild. His undergraduate degree is a B.A. in Music Education from Kent State University. He has a M.A. degree in Music Composition from Cleveland State University. He has written many compositions which have been performed by area orchestras and bands including the Ohio Chamber Orchestra, Lakeland Civic Band, Lakeland Civic Orchestra, Lorain Civic Orchestra as well as local high schools and junior high schools. In the spring of 2007 the Lakeland Civic Orchestra premiered his work “Pluto, Requiem For A Dead Planet” which was inspired by a Newsweek article of the same name. In 2008, the Lorain Civic Orchestra premiered his work “The Reach Beyond Tomorrow”, an orchestral background to his book by the same name and “Chaos Dreams”, the Tone Poem written for his second novel called The Legacy of Pnomos. In 2012 he was commissioned to write a work called “Celebration Overture” for Symphony West Orchestra commemorating the Symphony’s 50th anniversary. In early 2015 he had a trumpet solo premiered in Paris, France. He performs regularly as the principle trumpet of the Lorain Civic Orchestra, the Broadale Brass Sextet and the Vermilion Civic Band. He has completed four novels called The Reach Beyond Tomorrow and The Legacy of Pnomos, The Lost Clan and The Watchers.

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  • @guatecoop  Feb 13

    Hey, how’s it going over there?

  • @guatecoop  Feb 1

    Are you ready? Here we go! Best wishes to you. I’m looking forward to hearing your music.

  • @fuzzy  Jan 14

    Tell WILLIAM F. RAYER welcome to FAWM! 😉