- M.A., Master of Arts, University of Iowa, 1963
- B.S., Bachelor of Science, Western Illinois University, 1962
Emeritus Professor Ray Cramer conducted the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds and taught graduate conducting, band history, and wind literature classes.
He is president of the Midwest Clinic, an international band and orchestra convention with over 14,000 attendees representing 28 countries, and was recently named president of the American Bandmasters Association. He is the past president of the College Band Directors National Association and the Indiana Bandmasters Association.
Mr. Cramer is in demand internationally as guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator. He is a regular guest conductor of the Musashino Academy of Music Wind Ensemble in Tokyo.