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December, 21, 2023
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM




Cheryl Floyd

Cheryl Floyd

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CHAT: Tuneful Teaching From the Very Start

Clinic Synopsis:

The Midwest Clinic Chat Rooms provide an arena where teachers will learn from and dialogue with expert practitioners. These brief ‘chats’ allow directors a forum for collaboration in a relaxed, intimate environment. The Chat Rooms have limited seating so attendance is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cheryl Floyd - Biographical Information

Cheryl Floyd completed her twenty-fifth year as Director of Bands at Hill Country Middle School in Austin, Texas in May 2017.  Prior to her tenure at Hill Country, she served as Director of Bands at Murchison Middle School, also in Austin, for eight years.  Musical organizations under her leadership have consistently been cited for musical excellence at both local contests and national invitational festivals.  Mrs. Floyd is recognized nationally for her educational and musical achievements at the middle school level. The Hill Country Middle School Band has performed at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in 1998 and again in 2006, Music For All’s National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis (March 2012), as well as the Western International Band Clinic (November 2014) under Mrs. Floyd’s direction. Over the past twenty plus years, she has maintained a keen interest in commissioning new works for concert band and has collaborated with such internationally recognized composers as Frank Ticheli, Cajun Folk Songs, Shenandoah, Dana Wilson, Sang!, Ron Nelson, Courtly Airs and Dances, , John Mackey, Undertow, Donald Grantham, Spangled Heavens, and  a consortium by Viet Cuong entitled Diamond Tide, The works along with countless others have generated  have been acknowledged as being among the most significant works for young band. Since retirement in 2017 she has traveled extensively throughout the nation serving as a conductor, lecturer and clinician including presentations at numerous  state music association conferences and at the 2019 Midwest Clinic.  When not traveling she maintains a flute studio for young students and serves as a mentor for middle school band directors in the greater Austin area. In 2003, Mrs. Floyd was elected to the American Bandmasters’ Association. She is the fifth female member of this 225-member organization and the first middle school band director to be chosen for ABA membership.