Ray McNamara received his M.F.A. in World Music and Percussion from California Institute of the Arts, in 1985. He has played on film scores, records, television shows, Commercials, and various stages. Ray has presented Master Classes in “Body Music” as well as
“Music for Dancers”. Ray has choreographed Rhythm Pieces using his style of Body Music for: U.C. Riverside, Scripps College, Fullerton College, Riverside Community College, Orange Coast College, Mt. San Antonio College, Columbia College, as well as several High Schools. He is continually in demand to do Workshops in Rhythm and Body Music. He performed as the pit Percussionist for “Pippin – A Bollywood Spectacular”, in Chicago for the 2103-2014 run. As an Educator, Ray has taught at Cal Arts, Northern Illinois University, UCR, UCLA, and Fullerton College. Ray is currently working as a Dance Musician at Scripps College, Creating a Tap and Body Music piece for students at The Colburn School, and the Music Teacher for the International Montessori School in Claremont.