Instructor of Flute, Interlochen Arts Camp
D.M.A., Flute Performance, University of Cincinnati; M.M., Flute Performance, Michigan State University; B.M., Flute Performance, Eastman School of Music
Christopher Chaffee is Associate Professor of Flute and Director of Graduate Studies in Music at Wright State University. Before joining the faculty at WSU in 2004, he taught at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Xavier University, and Miami University. Dr. Chaffee is the Artistic Director and founder of the Sapphire Winds, a wind chamber ensemble that tours the USA several times a year. He served as Co-Principal and solo flutist with Sorg Opera (1997-2005), co-principal flute of the Heidelberg Schlossfestspiel Orchestra, and has performed with the ARC contemporary ensemble, Ensemble Sirius, Lansing Symphony, Jackson Symphony, Grand Traverse Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony, Dayton Bach Society, Kentucky Symphony, and Dayton Philharmonic. Dr. Chaffee is also a widely respected music writer with hundreds of reviews published in American Record Guide, and is the author of widely popular program notes for the Dayton Philharmonic.