Robby Raney made his performing debut at the age of two, singing “Jesus Loves Me”
at the dedication of his sister, Macayla.
Encouraged by his friends and family, he began to sing at the end of his junior year
in high school. He joined choir his senior year and never looked back. Since 2009
he has been a core member of many choirs and smaller ensembles. He is also a charter
member of the East Tennessee Symphonic Choir.
Robby is a frequently sought-after baritone soloist and is often invited to offer
worship in music at church services around the country. In addition to these domestic
appointments, he has been featured in concert tours in Panama, Scandinavia, and Madagascar.
While completing his Bachelor of Music in music education at Southern Adventist University,
Robby worked at WSMC, working his way up from a lowly student announcer to the student
station manager for WSMC Oasis. He was the host of the Three B's from 2011 to 2015.
Upon completing his bachelor’s degree, Robby moved to Washington State where he taught
grades 3-8 for two years. He then accepted a call to move back to Tennessee to serve
as head teacher at Jellico Christian Academy, a position he held until 2021.
He completed a Master of Music degree in music ministry at Andrews University in the
summer of 2023. As a musicologist, his research interests include Seventh-day Adventist
composer F. E. Belden, the vocal and organ music of the German Baroque (especially
J. S. Bach), the works of Charles Ives that are heavily influenced by traditional
hymnody, and the history of temperaments and tuning systems.