Rayce started playing the cello in 3rd grade. As his interest grew he picked up guitar, bass guitar, trumpet and was involved in everything from choir to local symphonies and rocking with many bands throughout his junior and high school years. He was also very involved with sports, starting high school football as a center since freshman year. After realizing music was something that he was fondly passionate about and more so erring on the side of the educational music field, he studied and received his music education degree from WVU. During his time in college he really gained a sense of the word “practice”. As he progressed as an instrumentalist he played in a variety of ensembles including his most fond, TRIO. Trio was a rock cello/signing group that he formed with two other colleagues at WVU. During this time they recorded an EP, playing everywhere from the Civic Center in Charleston to composing their own concerto and premiering it with the WVU Symphony Orchestra. Upon graduating he became a substitute teacher and track coach for a short period of time in York, PA. He also had the opportunity and privilege to sit concert master with the Townsend Symphony, a semi-professional symphony, right outside of Baltimore, Maryland. His current and most recent position is Teaching Middle School Strings, grades 6-8, at Triadelphia Middle School and General Music, grades k-5, at Steenrod Elementary School. He also currently coaches football at Triadelphia middle school. Most importantly, he says he wants to continue to develop and see young students discovering what passions spark their life!
- 03/29/19 WSO on the GO – Jazz Quartet in Steubenville, OH at Leonardo’s Coffeehouse & Renaissance Coffee Roasting Co.
- 04/01/19 - 04/04/19 Young People’s Concert in (Multiple Locations) at Tour
- 04/10/19 A Taste of the Symphony – A WSO Chamber Concert in Wheeling, West Virginia at Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, Chancery
- 04/16/19 WSO on the GO – Brass Ensemble in New Martinsville, WV at Lincoln Theater
- 04/26/19 Once Upon A Time in Wheeling, WV at The Capitol Theatre
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