Michael L. Shaffer
Michael L. Shaffer is celebrating his 49th year as a professional musician and music educator. He is a graduate of Wright Stat University in Dayton, OH with a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Supervision and Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. He also holds a Superintendent’s Certificate in Education for the state of Ohio. He currently is the president for the professional Southwest Ohio Philharmonic (SWOP). Past achievements include Director of Fine Arts for the Dayton City School District, member of the Dayton Philharmonic Education Committee and the Dayton Art Institute Exhibition and Education Committee. Mr. Shaffer has been youth director of the Middletown Symphony Youth Orchestra, judge at adjudicated music events, instructor at various music academies as well as guest conductor. He taught band and orchestra for 30 years at all levels for the Huber Heights City Schools in Ohio as well as being their Music Supervisor.