RAY SANDOVAL is an award winning composer, performer, producer and educator, trained in both the Classical and Jazz
Born of Japanese and Mexican-American parents, Ray’s musical career began at home in Tucson, Arizona. At the age of eight,
he was playing drums in a family band with his older brother, Richard.
A family hobby turned into serious study when both became the first students selected for APEX (Academic Preparation for
Excellence) at the University of Arizona.
Under the guidance of Thomas Patterson, Professor of Music, Ray began to perform solo works of classical guitar earning a
number of awards and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music