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Ray Loring

Born: May 20, 1943

Death: Sep 6, 2008

Birthplace: Chicago

Profession: Composer

Nationality: United States

Ray Loring

Date of Birth : May 20, 1943
Date of Death : Sep 6, 2008
Birth Place : Chicago

Charles Raymond Loring II, known professionally as "Ray Loring", was a classically trained music composer and professor, in Massachusetts. Born in Illinois to Howard and Rena Loring, they removed thereafter to Georgetown, MA. He graduated from Perley High School in his home town of Georgetown, MA. He studied piano with Fred Noonan, the White House pianist to Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman. He studied at Yale University at Timothy Dwight College; particularly with the late Edmund Morgan. He was a member of Scroll and Key. During his senior year at Yale he was granted the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and used it for his studies at Brandeis University Graduate School of Music; studying under Seymour Shifrin, Arthur Berger and Harold Shapero. Loring taught music, performed, and conducted at Endicott College from 1980 to 1992. He then went to freelance music composing full-time, but lectured regularly at Amherst College and Northern Essex Community College. He had recently returned to teaching, on the music faculty at Gordon College. Loring composed his first film score in 1971; the locally acclaimed short film "Ruby". He continued composing throughout his life.

Profession


  • Composer

Also known as


  • Charles Raymond Loring II
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