wrayer

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wrayer

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  • About

    Birthday:
    Jun 10, 1946 (Age: 70)
    Home Page:
    http://www.william-rayer.com
    Location:
    Lorain, Ohio
    Occupation:
    retired teacher
    Are you published?:
    Yes
    Favorite Writers:
    Ben Bova
    Favorite Books:
    Mars
    Favorite Quotes:
    We dream to write and we write to dream.
    Religious Beliefs:
    • Christian - Catholic
    Political Views:
    William F. Rayer is a retired music teacher having taught music for 30 years in the Mayfield School System. His undergraduate degree is a B.A. in Music Education from Kent State University. He has a Master of Arts degree in Music Composition from Cleveland State University where he studied music composition from Bain Murray and Rudy Bubalo. He was a member of the Cleveland Composer’s Guild From 1974 to 1980 but became inactive to raise a family. He re-activated his membership to the Cleveland Composer’s Guild in June of 2008. He has writen many compositions which have been played by area orchestras and bands including the Ohio Chamber Orchestra, Lakeland Civic Band, Lakeland Civic Orchestra as well as many 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. He performs regular as the principle trumpet of the Lorain Community Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Robert Beckstrom. In the past he has performed with the Lakeland Jazz Band, Lakeland Concert Band, and the Lakeland Civic Orchestra. He performs solo and duo acts of popular music at area nursing homes and plays in the Broadale Brass Sextet led by John Simna. He has completed a novel with an accompanying compact disc of original music written by him for the novel called The Reach Beyond Tomorrow which is currently in the hands of the Two Harbors Publishing Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota. There are four movements which correlate to different parts of the book. Movement I, Impending Doom portrays the vista of a world in the process of discovering their sun is going to explode. Movement II, The Journey reflects the flight of the survivor ship through the universe. Movement III, Pastorale relates to the quiet and explorative. Movement IV, A New Beginning is the triumphant conclusion.

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