Ray E. Cramer is the former chairman of the Band Department at Indiana University. He conducted the Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds, and University Orchestra and taught graduate conducting and wind literature classes.
He is President of the Board of the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. He is past president of the College Band Directors National Association. He is in constant demand as guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator internationally, and regular guest conductor of The Musashino Academy of Music in Tokyo.
Prof. Cramer holds D.M. and B.S. degrees from Western Illinois University and his M.A. degree from the University of Iowa.