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Raymond D. Crisara
  • In honor of Mr. Crisara, contributions may be made to the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) Legacy Fund in Memory of Raymond Crisara. Please address to: D. Kim Dunnick, Legacy Fund Director, 10 Lagrande Ct., Ithaca, NY 14850

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Ray and his family were long time friends of New England Music Camp, as well as personal friends to my family. Ray was the most wonderful person I ever met, and I will always remember his kindness and loving nature. The world has lost one of the best! My love to Angela, Phil, and all of the family.


Posted by: Kim Wiggin - Suffield, CT, ME - family friend   May 27, 2014

My deepest condolences to Mr. Crisara's family and friends. He was a great man who, during the four years I studied with him at U.T., taught me the value of hard work and preparation, as well as life lessons that I carry with me to this day.

I can honestly say that I'm a better person because of Mr. Crisara. There will always be a special place in my heart for him.


Posted by: Brandon Ginsburg - Oakton, VA   May 27, 2014

As a Horn player I learned more from Ray than any other teacher I had. I was a young player coming up in New York and these giants like Ray, Charlie Colin, Don Butterfield would take me in have lunch dinner and talk about craft, technique sound breathing. Most importantly from Ray was a love and light that is hard to describe but you feel. Its that feeling that a human being must have in order to perform as an

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Posted by: A friend   May 27, 2014

I don't think I can even begin to list all the ways that my family loved Ray. My father always described him as his best friend, and he continued to call even during my father' s decline into dementia. And my father always knew it was Ray calling.
Most of the best memories of my childhood have the Crisara family in them. You all have made such a difference InThe lives of the Maxwells. I remember Ray and my father going

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Posted by: Annie Maxwell Megibow - Charlottesville, VA - Close friend   May 26, 2014