Raynor Carroll

Raynor Carroll

Mr. Carroll has been playing timpani and percussion for the Los Angeles Philharmonic since joining the orchestra in 1983. He has performed under such conductors as Carlo-Maria Giulini, André Previn, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Simon Rattle, Zubin Mehta, and Gustavo Dudamel. Mr. Carroll has made numerous recordings with the Philharmonic on labels including Angel, Phillips, Sony, Sheffield Lab, Telarc, and Deutsche Grammophon.
 
Mr. Carroll also records motion picture soundtracks for Hollywood studio composers such as Maurice Jarre, David Newman, Arthur Rubinstein, and Terrence Blanchard. Film credits include Nick of Time, How to Make an American Quilt, A Walk in the Clouds, Shawshank Redemption, Geronimo, Jennifer Eight, Whispers in the Dark, School Ties, Only the Lonely, Double Impact, Almost an Angel, Dead Poet's Society, and Miracle At St. Anna.
 
He received his B.A. degree in music composition and performance from California State University, Los Angeles where he studied with Mitchell Peters. In his senior year, Mr. Carroll was awarded outstanding composer/arranger. 
 
Mr. Carroll performs regularly on the Philharmonic's New Music Group and Chamber Music series and has been a featured soloist with various southern California orchestras.
 
In addition to his performing, Mr. Carroll is an active teacher/clinician on timpani and percussion. He currently teaches privately at University of California at Los Angeles.