About David Shaffer

From teaching and conducting to composing and arranging, David Shaffer has impacted the American music scene for the past 35 years. In his current role as Director of the Miami Unviersity Marching Band, Mr. Shaffer has participated in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and numerous Bands of America competitions. At Miami University, Mr. Shaffer is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music.

In addition to his marching band involvement, Mr. Shaffer is a world-renowned composer with over 350 compositions and arrangements in print. His work has been showcased at numerous events around the world including music festivals, clinics and concerts.

Mr. Shaffer is a past adjudicator for Drum Corps International and Drum Corps Midwest and has judged championship events for both organizations.

Please learn more about Mr. Shaffer's life and history by exploring the links on the left.


An overview of the man behind the music.