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Musashino Academia Musicae Wind Ensemble

  • Since its founding in 1953, the Musashino Academia Musicae Wind Ensemble has adhered to the highest standards of performance while establishing its own unique musical identity. The ensemble promotes new composition both artistically and as a program of study while also recognizing standard wind band works and transcriptions. Musashino Academia Musicae Wind Ensemble has engaged a number of internationally significant conductors from the United States including Ray E. Cramer, Richard K. Hansen, James M. Lambrecht, Richard Mayne, and Terry Austin. The Wind Ensemble presents a regular concert each semester and has toured nationally and internationally, having appeared twice at the Midwest Clinic. The group received numerous standing ovations during those Chicago performances. Many educators said that the Wind Ensemble’s musical excellence represented a highlight in the remarkable history of the Midwest Clinic. This is the 21st CD to be released by the Musashino Academia Musicae Wind Ensemble.
  • 12/20/2018 07:30 PM - 08:45 PM
  • Ray E. Cramer
  • Ray E. Cramer holds degrees from Western Illinois University and the University of Iowa, Honorary Doctorates from Western Illinois University and the VanderCook College of Music. In 2009 he was awarded an Honorary Professorship at the Musashino Academia of Musicae in Tokyo. Ray E. Cramer was a member of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music faculty for 36 years. As the Director of Bands the IU Wind Ensemble earned an international reputation for outstanding musical performances. He is a past National President of the College Band Directors National Association and The American Bandmasters Association. He also served as president of the Indiana Bandmasters Association, the North Central Division of CBDNA and the Big Ten Band Directors Association. He was a member of the Midwest Clinic Board of Directors for 20 years and was president 13 of those 20 years. He is an Advisory Board member for the Japan Band Clinic and was elected as an Honorary Member of the Japan Band Directors Association in 2016. Mr. Cramer has received numerous awards including the Edwin Franko Goldman award (2002), The MENC Lowell Mason Fellow Medallion (2003), Midwest Clinic Medal of Honor (2005), Bands of America Hall of Fame (2006), The Northshore Concert Band Lifetime Achievement Award (2006), the 17th Japan Academic Society of Winds, Percussion and Band Award (2007), The Academy of Wind and Percussion Arts by the National Band Association (2008), the John Paynter Lifetime Achievement Award (2009) the National Band Association “Hall of Fame of Distinguished Conductors” (2009) and the CBDNA “Lifetime Achievement Award.” (2015) Mr. Cramer remains actively involved in clinics and guest conducting engagements nationally and internationally. He serves as a regular guest conductor for the Musashino Academy of Music in Tokyo. (1990 to present) He has conducted the Musashino Wind Ensemble on tours throughout Japan and two performances at the Midwest Clinic in 1995 and 2006. He and his wife Molly of 53 years, reside in Colorado Springs