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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Todd Gaffke

Mark your calendars now to join us March 8-11, 2018 for the NASA 2018 Biennial Conference at University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio.
James Bunte — Host
— Conference Program Committee Chair
— NASA Director of Marketing

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Saxophone Player

Click here for the overall Conference Schedule. NOTE: The closing concert is on Sunday, March 13, at 3:00 PM in Hemmle Recital Hall. We hope you will make plans to be with us for this special performance.

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Name: Todd Gaffke
Website:
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 13, 2016 11:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Choir Hall
Presentation Title: Hlaba Igama (Strike up a Tune)
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Solo Performance
Proposal Duration: 15
Bio:

Todd Gaffke enjoys a diverse musical career as a performer and educator.  He has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the U.S. and in Europe.  His playing has garnered numerous awards including: Downbeat Magazine’s Outstanding Classical Soloist, Liberace Foundation Scholarship Competition winner, and 1st-prize in
the Plowman Chamber Music Competition. 
He has performed in the Akron, Flint, Saginaw, Midland, Jackson, and
West Michigan Symphony Orchestras.  Also
adept in jazz repertoire, Dr. Gaffke performs frequently with the University of
Akron Jazz Faculty Ensemble.  He has
performed at the Detroit and Lansing Jazz Festivals, and performed with the Cleveland
Jazz Orchestra, Harry James Orchestra, and Lansing Symphony Big Band.    



                  Dr. Gaffke is currently Assistant Professor of Saxophone at The University of Akron.  He earned a BM from Central Michigan University, and MM and DMA degrees from Michigan State University.  His primary teachers include Joseph Lulloff, John Nichol, and Rob Smith.  

Other Performers / Participants


 
Name Instrument Bio
Casey Dierlam Piano undefined . . .

Pieces to Be Performed


 
Title Composer Duration
Hlaba Igama (Strike up a Tune) James Wilding 15