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Angeleita Floyd

Angeleita Floyd, dynamic musician, highly respected conductor and educator, has served as Professor of Flute at the University of Northern Iowa since 1986. With her unique flair for insightful teaching and sensitive musical interpretation, Dr. Floyd has mentored numerous prize-winning students on the regional and national level. She regularly serves as master teacher and conductor at flute festivals and residencies throughout the United States, South and Central America, Sweden and Europe. Dr. Floyd holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Stetson University, where she studied with Geoffrey Gilbert, and received Master of Music, Master of Music Ed. and Doctor of Music degrees from Florida State University, studying with Charles Delaney. The Gilbert Legacy: Methods, Techniques, and Exercises for the Flute, Floyd’s acclaimed flute method, is in its third printing. Founder and director of Winzer Press Publishing, she edited and published Trevor Wye’s biographical work, Marcel Moyse: An Extraordinary Man (1993) and Sheryl Cohen’s Bel Canto Flute: The Rampal School (2003). Most recently, Floyd was a featured guest artist directing the Festival Flute Orchestra at the XXV Festival Internacional de Flautistas in Quito, Ecuador (June, 2015) and the 80-member Festival Flute Orchestra at the VIII Festival Internacional de Flautistas de Costa Rica (March 2015). She organized and hosted six innovative Passion Flute workshops at UNI beginning in 2008, and was excited to pass the torch to her student and colleague, Dr. Nicole Molumby in 2014. Dr. Floyd has been a frequent guest artist and conductor at the NFA Annual Conventions. Recent highlights include directing the Jambalaya Flute Orchestra and the Flute Orchestra of the Americas (New Orleans), guest speaker for the Pedagogy Committee, Teachers Breakfast (Chicago), presenting new research in a power point session on “Geoffrey Gilbert (1914-1989): Principal Flute, World Class Musician, Transformational Teacher”(Chicago) and directing the Collegiate Flute Choir (Washington, DC). Adding to her illustrious musical career, Dr. Floyd served as Vice-President, President, and Immediate Past President of the National Flute Association from 1998 to 2000. Numerous NFA positions include Program Chair for the 1995 Convention in Orlando (Florida), Board of Directors, and Coordinator for the Young Artist Competition and High School Soloist Competition, and currently, she serves on the NFA Strategic Planning Committee and Past Presidents Council. As Beth Chandler asserted in 2013, “The building blocks to virtually every significant layer in the NFA’s growth —from creating its competitions to chairing and conducting its conventions—have been in the capable hands of Angeleita Floyd. . . .” (Flutist Quarterly). Dr. Floyd attributes her lifelong passion for music and teaching to her mother and former teachers. Her contributions to music and flute as a teacher, performer and author, have been honored by the National Flute Association ~ 2013 Distinguished Service Award, the University of Northern Iowa ~ James F. Lubker 2014 Faculty Research Award and the Board of Regents, State of Iowa ~ 2015 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence. Service Award.