Choral Music Editor Jamey Ray Joins Excelcia Music Publishing Full-Time

SBO Staff • News • June 11, 2024
Excelcia Music Publishing is elated to announce the new full-time status of Choral Music Editor Jamey Ray. A beloved composer of Choral music as well as an accomplished singer, arranger, teacher, producer, and founder of the a cappella group Voctave, Jamey has served Excelcia Music Publishing in a part-time capacity as Choral Music Editor since 2018. The Excelcia Music Publishing Choral Music catalog, now in its sixth year of publication, boasts a stunning collection of music by an ever-growing roster of composers. The future is bright for the publisher, as there will be an increased emphasis on musical accessibility at different levels within the catalog and further meeting the needs of Choral students and educators.

“I am thrilled to transition into a full-time role at Excelcia Music Publishing,” says Choral Music Editor Jamey Ray. “After 14 wonderful years at Rollins College as a music professor, I am excited to dedicate myself fully to this new chapter. I look forward to ushering in new developments with the advent of my full-time position, as well as increasing the momentum we have been building in the Choral department for the past seven years. The possibilities are endless when it comes to what our skilled team and imaginative composers can accomplish together.”

“I am incredibly excited to have Jamey Ray with us full-time,” says Larry Clark, President. “Jamey is already a star in the Choral music field through his work as the founder and arranger of Voctave. With our renewed focus on Choral music at Excelcia Music Publishing, Jamey will have an even bigger impact on educational Choral music as our full-time editor and as a composer and arranger. I can assure you that Jamey will further elevate our expanded Choral music catalog through his expertise.”

Originally from Clearwater, Florida, Jamey served as a professor of music at Rollins College for 14 years.  A well-known arranger and composer of choral music, Jamey’s pieces have been top sellers and featured on many state festival lists. His contemporary arrangements have been performed by members of Pentatonix, Avalon, cast members on 30 Rock and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, American Idol alumnae , and hundreds of Broadway performers. As a performer, Jamey has worked with artists ranging from the London Symphony Orchestra to Disney’s Voices of Liberty. In 2015, Jamey formed the well-known a cappella group Voctave, which has multiple #1 songs and albums and has ranked in the top 25 of Billboard Magazine’s charts. In addition to singing with Voctave, Jamey produces and arranges its music. He grew up singing from a young age with the prestigious Florida Boychoir and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Music and Computer Science, specializing in voice and piano, from Rollins College and a Masters in Music Technology from New York University.

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