Ray Chew

Music Director, Producer, Composer

Music Director/Producer/Composer Ray Chew’s work can be found across multiple networks in various TV offerings, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes.  The sounds of the much sought-after Maestro were on full display during the inaugural season of Fox’s new ratings juggernaut “I Can See Your Voice” – the Ken Jeong helmed musical game show that took the top spot as America’s #1 new unscripted series of 2020.  Season 2 of the hit series premieres on FOX January 5th, 2022!

ABC’s “Dancing with The Stars” crowned it’s 30th  Mirror Ball Champion with Ray Chew Live providing the soundtrack for 13 straight seasons – creating his vibrant takes on current and classic hits.  Ray’s mark across the TV landscape can also be found on various NBC Specials, including the 95th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The 2021 Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting and their special supporting Broadway Cares – One Night Only:  The Best of Broadway.

Ray recently completed production on the Miss Universe Pageant in Eilat, Israel – aired Live on FOX  December 12, 2021.

Ray’s on-stage performances at the helm of award-winning musical events with the world’s most popular artists including Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Pharrell Williams, Justin Beiber, Aretha Franklin, Lenny Kravitz, Pitbull, Queen Latifah, James Taylor, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Jennifer Hudson and Quincy Jones will live on forever thru YouTube and multiple streaming services.

Ray’s tenure as music director for Fox’s “American Idol’; inspired some of the best talent in the competition’s history and produced over 300 contestant iTunes downloads. He has also served as music director for several network television series including “It’s Showtime at the Apollo” and BET’s “Sunday Best”. During his tenure with the BET Network, Ray took charge of the music for their biggest annual events including “BET Honors’; “Celebration of Gospel” and the “BET Awards”.

Ray’s music direction is sought after for prestigious music specials and historic landmark events including the annual the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, the 2008 Democratic National Convention, The President’s Inaugural Neighborhood Ball and the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards.

His work with orchestras as a conductor and a composer has carried him to prestigious venues all over the world. From the Hollywood Bowl in L.A. to the Nobel Peace Prize broadcast in Norway, Ray’s in demand sound can be found on various television and film scores.

At New York’s Carnegie Hall, Ray and his wife/business partner, Vivian Scott Chew – curate “A Night of Inspiration”.  This sold out, all-star concert promotes diversity and unity at the famed venue with a 64-piece orchestra and 150 voice mass choir featuring notable artists from the gospel, R&B, pop and country music communities.

A man of vision and purpose – Ray Chew remains steadfast in his commitment to philanthropy through his Power 2 Inspire Foundation and fundraising efforts in partnership with the American Federation of Musicians to benefit out of work musicians affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.