Regional Education Artist-Kentucky - United States
Dr. Chad Floyd currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at Campbellsville University in Kentucky. His degrees included a BME from Campbellsville University (under Dr. David A. Johnson), a MM in percussion from Belmont University (under Todd London), a Masters in Educational Leadership from Eastern Kentucky University, and a DMA in percussion performance from the University of Kentucky (under James Campbell).
As a performer, Dr. Floyd has had experience in many styles of music with several different groups. Most recently, he performed an international tour of Japan and South Korea as drummer for the Brazilian-based group, Almeida Duo, in 2012. He has also performed multiple times with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra, Sacred Winds Ensemble, and Sacred Winds Chamber Players. While in Nashville, Tennessee, he served as drummer for the award winning band, Stoik Oak, performed as percussionist alongside the Nashville Ballet, and served as drummer for the Grammy-nominated members of Sojourn Fare.
Dr. Floyd has founded numerous percussion ensembles in central Kentucky, including several regional ensembles, recreational ensembles, and steel bands. Ensemble achievements include hosting internationally renowned artists and clinicians such as James Campbell, Andy Harnsberger, and Andy Narell, performing at the Kentucky Music Educators Association, and earning the bronze medal at the 2006 WGI Indoor Percussion World Finals.
Dr. Floyd currently serves as an active performer, clinician, guest conductor, and KMEA adjudicator. He is an active member of the Percussive Arts Society, serving as publicist for the Kentucky PAS chapter. He is also a member of the National Association for Music Education and the Kentucky Music Educators Association. He is a contributing author to both the Kentucky and New Jersey official music education journals. Chad Floyd is proud to be an artist endorsee/clinician for Pearl Drums and Adams Musical Instruments, Evans Drumheads and Innovative Percussion Sticks and Mallets.