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December, 17, 2015
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM




Robert Floyd

Robert Floyd

Impacting State Education Policy – It Can Be Done!

Clinic Synopsis:

You can make a difference in preserving arts education in law and state board rule in your state. Topics addressed will include how to get started with little to no resources, effective lobbying, networking with other educator and arts organizations in the political arena, and the role a governmental relations consultant can play in your success. Legislation is decided by those who show up! Get involved now!

Robert Floyd - Biographical Information

Robert Floyd currently serves as executive director of the Texas Music Educators Association and chairs the Texas Coalition for Quality Arts Education. Prior to moving to Austin, he taught instrumental music in the Richardson Independent School District for 25 years. In 1986, Floyd was one of eight band directors in the United States elected to membership in the American Bandmasters Association. In 2005, he was named Bandmaster of the Year by the Texas Bandmasters Association, and in 2011, he was inducted into the Phi Beta Mu Alpha Chapter Bandmaster Hall of Fame. In Floyd's role as Executive Director of TMEA, he is responsible for the management of the association, production of the annual clinic/convention—which has over 26,000 people in attendance—editing the monthly journal "Southwestern Musician," and working with the Legislature and State Board of Education to promote and preserve fine arts in the public schools of Texas.