Craig Erker has been adjudicating for WBA since 1996. He has also judged for CMEA Large Ensemble, Solo, and Jazz festivals. Additional judging assignments have included PCJA and other independent judging associations.
Mr. Erker received his BA from San Jose State and a MA from Fresno State. While he was working on his Masters in conducting he was a Graduate Assistant for the Bulldog Marching Band and Wind Ensemble. He has taught Elementary, Middle and High School Bands, Choir, Jazz, Percussion, Mariachi and Brass with Fresno Unified since 1980. He retired from Fresno Unified in 2016. He was a Camp Director for the La Sierra Creative Arts Camp for over 20 years. Mr. Erker has served on the Board of Directors for CBDA and FMCMEA.
Mr. Erker is currently the Director of the New Horizons Band and Orchestra of Fresno.