TPAC Director Earl Raney is well-known as Artistic Director and Solo Trumpeter of the award-winning Epic Brass Quintet. Raney has given over 2000 performances in 46 states, with appearances at venues including the Kennedy Center, Weill Recital Hall, and Carnegie Hall. Internationally, he has concertized throughout Eastern and Western Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, and the Far East. Raney has recorded eight compact discs for the Ars Nova Digital label. In addition to his chamber music career, he has performed with several New England area orchestras and as principal trumpet with the Taipei Festival Orchestra in Taiwan, R.O.C.
Raney is a roster artist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council and New England Foundation for the Arts. Deeply committed to music education, he has directed the annual EBQ Summer Institute for Brass Players; performed as clinician at colleges and high schools throughout the country and abroad; and served as a faculty member of New England Conservatory's Preparatory School in Boston. He is currently an Associate Professor of Music in Performance at Wheaton College in Norton. Balancing a dual career as trumpeter and conductor, Raney serves as conductor of the Southeastern Massachusetts Wind Symphony and the Atlantic Wind Symphony. Past conducting posts include the Great Woods Chamber Orchestra and the Atlantic Union College Symphony Orchestra. Most recently Raney conducted the Boston University Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic National Festival Band in Reykjanesbaer. He will serve as guest conductor of Gordon College Symphony Orchestra during the fall of 2018.
B.M. Trumpet Performance, Boston University
M.M. Orchestral Conducting, Boston University