Earl Raney is Artistic Director and Solo Trumpeter of the award-winning Epic Brass Quintet. Raney has given over 1800 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 directs the annual EBQ Summer Institute for Brass Players, and performs as clinician at colleges and high schools throughout the country and abroad. Balancing a dual career as trumpeter and conductor, Raney is Assistant Professor of Music in Performance at Wheaton College where he serves as conductor of the Southeastern Massachusetts Wind Symphony. He is also Adjunct Professor of Music at Atlantic Union College where he conducts the Atlantic Wind Symphony. Raney has served as conductor of the Great Woods Chamber Orchestra, the Atlantic Union College Symphony Orchestra, and as Director of the Thayer Performing Arts Center and Community Music School in South Lancaster, MA. He also recently conducted the Boston University Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic National Festival Band in Reykjanesbaer.
B.M., Trumpet Performance, Boston University; M.M., Orchestral Conducting, Boston University.