Bettina Gray studied music from early childhood gaining performance experience in piano, voice, and clarinet. After graduating with an applied degree in voice she continued post-graduate studies in composition and orchestration with master composer, David Sheinfeld * She has written for a variety of choral, and instrumental ensembles as well as for television and theater and is currently Composer-In-Residence with Slavyanka Russian Chorus in San Francisco, California.

Bettina Gray is a former visiting scholar at Mills College in Oakland, served as judge for various composition competitions, has guest lectured at the Student Composer’s Club at UC Berkeley, and teaches privately.  Her musical compositions cover a wide range of styles with an eclectic and adventurous musical taste.  Most recent performances of her work have been in Costa Rica in 2014 by the Primavera Quartet, and in the 2016-17 season by Slavyanka Russian Chorus.

* “Bettina Gray is a very, very bright person, and musically exceptionally talented.

She turned out music that showed she was her own person and capable of genuine originality.”

Other works:

Polovetsian Dances - Arrangement of the classic dances from the opera Prince Igor by composer Alexander Borodin.  This arrangement is for SATB Chorus, Flute, Violin, Piano and Percussion.  First performed by Slavyanka Russian Chorus, January 22, 2017. 

Light and Life, SATB choir with string quartet and flute. 1st version (SATB+violin) Oct 7, 2007, St. John's Episcopal Church, Oakland, CA.

Parliament of Souls, title music for the 27-part public television interview series, 1994. Electronic.

Birth and Bonding, music for national award winning educational film on childbirth and early parental/infant bonding 1978.  Piano and Irish Harp.

City Mouse & Country Mouse: music for puppet theater commissioned and performed by Julie and Richard Green Puppet Theater in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Piano, Voice, Kazoo, Harmonica, Washtub Bass.

Orchestrations and choral arrangements, music for children's theater, solo vocal and instrumental works.

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Music by Bettina Gray