Regional Education Artist-Kentucky - United States
Dr. Chad Floyd (www.chadfloyd.com) is a percussion artist, educator, and composer. Chad currently serves as Associate Professor of Percussion at Campbellsville University where he instructs applied percussion and directs the percussion ensemble, steel band, and drumline. He also serves as Vice President for the Kentucky Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society and as a member of the PAS Education Committee.
Chad has a diverse performance background in a variety on musical settings. He has performed throughout the southeastern United States, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, and Trinidad. He has performed multiple international tours as drummer for the Brazilian-based group, Almedia Duo, has served as drummer for the award winning band, Stoik Oak, and served as drummer for the Grammy-nominated members of Sojourn Fare. He has also performed with the Birdsong Steel Orchestra at Panorama in Trinidad, and with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Kentucky, Sacred Winds Ensemble, and Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra.
Chad’s original compositions and arrangements for solo percussion and percussion ensemble are published by Bachovich Publications, Innovative Percussion Inc., Row-Loff Productions, and Tapspace Publications. He is a contributing author to Percussive Notes, Bluegrass Music News, and Tempo, and is also an active member of the Percussive Arts Society, National Association for Music Education, and the Kentucky Music Educators Association.
Chad has founded numerous percussion ensembles in central Kentucky, including several regional ensembles, recreational ensembles, and steel bands. He has directed high school and collegiate percussion ensembles to multiple performances at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Conference, a WGI Indoor Percussion World Finals placement, and has directed multiple performances with several internationally renowned percussion artists.
Chad holds degrees from the University of Kentucky (DMA), Belmont University (MM), Eastern Kentucky University (MAED), and Campbellsville University (BME). He has studied primarily under David A. Johnson, Todd London, and James Campbell. Chad Floyd is proud to be an artist endorser/clinician for Grover Pro Percussion Inc., Innovative Percussion Inc., Pearl Drums and Adams Musical Instruments, and Remo Inc.