Horace Bray is a guitarist, composer, and band leader currently residing in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area.
While attending high school in St. Louis, Missouri, Horace studied privately with Corey Christiansen, Paul Bollenbeck, Rick Haydon, and Reggie Thomas. He was a member of the Jazz St. Louis All-Stars, the Missouri all-suburban and all-state Jazz bands, and was the guitarist for the Birch Creek Jazz ambassadors in 2006. Since coming to UNT in 2010 Horace has played with the Unt Jazz singers, the 4 o’clock lab band, the 2 o’clock lab band, and was the first undergrad guitarist in 15 years to hold the guitar chair in the prestigious One O’clock Lab Band. Recently, Horace has had the opportunity to play with musicians such as Ross Pederson, Adam Larson, The Cookers, Robert "Sput" Searight, and Peter Eldridge, and is a member of the band Sky Window (Jordan Gheen, Mike Luzecky, Spenser Liszt, Brad Kang, Matt Young, and Horace). Horace is currently finishing his undergraduate degree at the University of North Texas and regularly performs his compositions and arrangements with his group "The Horace Bray Group".