BM – Central Michigan University, MM – Michigan State University, DMA – Michigan State University (expected completion Summer 2013)Mr. Gaffke has recently served as UA’s visiting professor of saxophone in Spring 2013. He also taught previously at Grand Valley State University. His teachers have included Joseph Lulloff, John Nichol, and Rob Smith. He has played with the West Michigan Symphony, the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, and the Flint Symphony Orchestra among others. Mr. Gaffke was the winner of Downbeat Magazine’s Student Music Award for Classical Soloist in the Graduate Division in 2011 and was a NASA Saxophone Quartet Competition Finalist in 2012.