Jaske (Jay) Goff II is a 22 year-old, native Memphian who recently completed his Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Miami in Music Business on a full scholarship. Prior to that, he attended Germantown High School (where he played in the Varsity Band), and Riverdale Elementary School. Jay started playing percussion at the age of 5, first taught by his father, then moving on to study with teachers including Svet Stoyanov, John Wooton, Marty Hurley, Frank Schaffer, Joseph Gramley, Julie Hill, and the Academy's own Robert Kessling and Stan Head. He has competed in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Snare Drum Competition, where he placed 3rd in 2007 and 2nd in 2009, done numerous honor bands at the University of Memphis, placed in the highest bands and orchestras at the All-West & All-State clinics from 6th-12th grade, played in the 2014 Army All-American Band, and has even done international tours with the GPAC Youth Symphony, performing in China, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. Jay also plays other instruments outside of percussion, such as piano, saxophone, and vocals, and hopes to bring his breadth of various experiences to bear in this new role at the Academy.