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Raymond Wise

Raymond Wise

Professor of Practice, AAADS

Director of African American Choral Ensemble

Associate Director of African American Arts Institute

Phone: (812) 855-4487
Office: Neal Marshall Black Culture Center, A310D

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The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1997 - 2002.  Ph.D. in Music Education.

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1995 - 1996.  M. A. in Music Education & Ohio Teacher's Certification.

Denison University, Granville, Ohio, 1979 -1983.  B. F. A. in Music, Piano and Voice Major including course work in Theater, Dance, and Art. 

Institute for European Studies, Vienna, Austria, 1982.  Course work in Opera, Art, and German.

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, 1983.  Course work in African-American History, Music, and Dance.

Paul Laurence Dunbar Community High School, Baltimore, Maryland, 1976 - 1979.  Diploma.  Performing Arts Major: Music (choral directing, piano, voice, theory), Theatre, and Dance.


As a singer, pianist, composer, director, conductor, lecturer, and teacher, Dr. Wise regularly serves for orchestras, opera companies, and choral festivals throughout the nation and abroad. He went on to Denison University (Granville, Ohio) where he earned a B.F.A. in Music. He did additional studies in Opera, Art, and German at the Institute for European Studies in Vienna, Austria, and in African-American History, Music, and Dance at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California. He completed an apprenticeship in the business and recording of Gospel Music with the Walter Hawkins Corporation in Oakland, California. Dr. Wise earned a Masters in Music Education, Ohio Teacher's Certification and Doctorate in Music Education from The Ohio State University.

Rev. Wise has served as a church musician for more than 30 years and has appeared on radio and television, recorded 22 albums, performed with opera singers, orchestras, dance companies, professional recording groups, and has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia, as a singer, dancer, pianist, composer, choral director, lecturer, and teacher. Dr. Wise has penned more than 600 compositions many of which are available through the Raymond Wise Gospel and Choral sheet music series. His Anthology of 21 Spirituals for the 21st Century has received national and international acclaim.