Our Faculty Advisor - Dr. Michael P. Schaff

Michael Schaff is an Associate Professor of Music Education at The Crane School of Music located within SUNY College at Potsdam , where he also serves as the Director of General Education. He conducts the Crane Concert Band, Potsdam Community Band and teaches conducting
 and music education courses. . Additional conducting assignments have included the Crane Spring 1999 opera production, Puccini's La Boheme and the faculty new music ensemble NUMA. Dr. Schaff also conducts the Clarkson Community Orchestra, has conducted the Northern Symphonic Winds, the Orange County New York Music Educators Wind Ensemble, and at the New England Music Camp, in Maine. Previously at Colorado State University he served as Director of Bands, Director of the Marching Band and Horn Instructor. He was also Musical Director and Conductor of the Denver Concert Band, and was horn soloist and
conductor for the DCB in England, Scotland and Wales. He performed French horn in the Cheyenne Symphony, He performed French horn in the Cheyenne Symphony, the Ft. Collins Symphony, and the Front Range Chamber Players. Dr. Schaff taught grades six through twelve in the public schools for six years in Georgetown , Texas , where his bands won state and national recognition, and where he earned a Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association. Dr. Schaff holds a Bachelor in Music Education degree from The Ohio State University, a Master of Music degree in applied French horn from The University of Texas at Austin , and is the first graduate of the Doctor of Music degree in Wind Conducting from Indiana University . He maintains a busy schedule as a clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor for bands and orchestras of all levels, throughout North America. He is a member of CBDNA, Phi Mu Alpha, Kappa Kappa Psi, Pi Kappa Lambda and Phi Kappa Phi.

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