David Michael Cray graduated high school and college from N.C. School of the Arts and also attended Berklee College of Music and Brevard College. He studied privately with the teacher with the most competition winner students in the world (Aaron Shearer), a Segovia student(Gerald Klickstein), a “Ted” award winner(Roger Cope), NCSA Professor (Larry Almeida), and Robert Calmes. He performed in master-classes with many top performers in the world including 4 Grammy award winners.
David performs solo classical guitar pieces from every musical period as well as transcriptions of hymns, Broadway tunes, popular songs. and unique advanced finger-style improvisation. He performed with the Winston-Salem Symphony 2x's at their Pops in the Park concerts in 1994 and has performed at many clubs, Guitar Society Concerts, Retirement Communities, concert venues and churches since 1990. With Christian Rock Band “Zion”, he performed concerts & shared the stage with “Overflow” who had two Top 40 hits on Christian Billboard Charts. He regularly performed Thursday nights at Celebrate Recovery in the band “Surrendered” at Pinedale Christian Church in W-S from 2005 till 2011. He was the founder and guitarist of Contemporary Christian Rock Band “Temples of the Spirit”(where he met his wife Dianne) which performed his original music and contemporary Christian cover songs. His company “Temples of the Spirit Productions” is named in honor of meeting his wife in that band. He has performed over 850 total performances since 1990. His classical guitar improvisation album “Little Miracles” came out Nov. 30th, 2018. It is available at CDBABY.com and other outlets.
David was published in The International Library of Poetry’s “Best Poems and Poets of 2007” and a few other coffee table poetry books. He received an honorable mention in the Chirascuro Magazine’s Poetry Competition.
David is available for classical guitar edutainment performances with an emphasis on wellness and healing music. Songwriting and studio work is also available at request.
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