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Cody Ray is a freelance trumpet player, educator, and composer. He was born in South Korea and raised in Wadsworth, Ohio.
As a performer, he plays in the University of Akron Symphonic Band, Chamber Orchestra, Brass Choir, and Jazz Ensemble. He also is a member of the Cleveland Philharmonic and the Avenue Brass Quintet. In the spring of 2015, he was selected to be a semi-finalist in the National Trumpet Competition. Currently studying at the University of Akron School of Music, Cody has studied with Mark Maliniak, Scott Johnston, and Dr. Mark Dulin.
As a composer, he won the University of Akron's Composition Competition. He has also arranged and transcribed numerous works for both the UA Brass Choir and Avenue Quintet respectively.
In his free time, Cody enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.