Raymond Stewart is principal tuba of the American Composers Orchestra and a co-founding member of the internationally acclaimed Meridian Arts Ensemble in New York City. He is also Assistant Professor of Music at SUNY Fredonia College where he teaches the tuba studio and lectures in World Music. He received his high school diploma from the Interlochen Arts Academy, BM from the University of Miami School of Music, and MM from the Manhattan School of Music.
Mr. Stewart has performed and/or recorded with numerous diverse musical entities including the New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, American Ballet Theatre, Broadway (STATE FAIR, CANDIDE), the off-Broadway hit JUAN DARIEN, movie soundtracks (SPHERE, TWO FAMILY HOUSE), TV jingle ads (AT&T, DUNKIN' DONUTS), the Walt Disney World Company, DURAN DURAN, and has appeared at countless international music festivals in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. At the age of 19, he was the featured solo sousaphonist in the international touring company of the Broadway musical BARNUM.
Mr. Stewart can be heard on the Channel Classics, CRI, Argo, and Knitting Factory Works labels, among others. His principal teachers have included Toby Hanks and John Stevens.