Singer, Songwriter & Musician

Ray Strickland

Central Visual & Performing Arts High School

Ray is a singer, songwriter, musician and minister who has received piano lessons from Jazz St. Louis. Time for Change was written during the pandemic after losing a cousin to gun violence. He was brought up in the church where from a young age he sang in the choir and he has been playing piano for six years. Ray has been accepted into Morehouse College where he plans to pursue a doctoral degree while majoring in both Music and Religion.

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