Earl Raney

Professor of Music in Performance
Music Director and Conductor of the Wind Symphony and Brass Ensemble
Brass Instructor


Phone: 508-339-3742

Fax: 508-339-6450

Website: http://www.raneymusic.com/


M.M., Boston University
B.M., Boston University


Main Interests

Orchestral and concert band conducting; Brass chamber music; Trumpet performance as soloist with the Epic Brass; Arts Administration.

Other Interests

Professor Raney teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School in Boston; Atlantic Union College in South Lancaster, and serves as Choir Director at his church in Easton, MA.


Earl Raney, is founder and director of the award winning Epic Brass Quintet. (Roster Artist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Cultural Educational Collaborative, and the New England Foundation for the Arts.) Since founding the Epic Brass in 1983 he has given over 2000 performances in 46 states, with appearances at the Kennedy Center, Weill Recital Hall, and Carnegie Hall to name a few. Internationally, Professor Raney has concertized in Canada, Bermuda, Jamaica, US Virgin Islands, England, Scotland, France, Austria, Germany, Poland, Italy, Switzerland, and the Far East.

Balancing a dual career as trumpeter and conductor, he is Music Director/Conductor of the Southeastern Massachusetts Wind Symphony and the Atlantic Wind Symphony. During the summer Mr. Raney conducts the SMARTS Summer Winds Symphonic Band performing at the Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts. He is a faculty member of the New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School, an adjunct Professor of Music at Atlantic Union College, and assistant Professor of Music in Performance at Wheaton College. Earl has also served as Director of the Thayer Performing Arts Center in South Lancaster, Massachusetts.

Selected Publications, Creative Work, or Performances

In addition to his chamber music career as solo trumpet with the Epic Brass, Professor Raney has performed in several New England area orchestras and as principal trumpet of the Taipei Festival Orchestra in Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Teaching Interests

Courses taught at Wheaton:
MUSC 100 Introduction to Music
MUSC 114 Music Theory I: Fundamentals of Harmonic Practice
MUSC 242 Conducting
MUSC 398 Arts Administration
MUSP 020 Southeastern Massachusetts Wind Symphony
Applied instruction: trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium
Various brass ensembles





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