Cody Ray is currently pursuing his master's degree in Wind Conducting at the University of South Carolina. He studies with Dr. Cormac Cannon and serves as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the USC Bands. Cody received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education (‘18) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham under the mentorship of Dr. Sue Samuels, Dr. Gene Fambrough, Dr. Cara Morantz, and Dr. Sean Murray.
Prior to graduate studies, Cody served as the Assistant Director of Bands at Cairo High School from 2020-2022. Additionally, he held positions as the Director of Bands at Sipsey Valley High/Middle School from 2019-2020 and Sulligent High School from 2018-2019.