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December, 20, 2024
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM




Richard Floyd

Richard Floyd

REPENT! Shun These Sins...and...Make Great Music

Clinic Synopsis:

The word sin encompasses far more than a reprehensible act. Merriam Webster goes on to suggest that the word sin can be accurately used to reference a serious shortcoming. A fault if you will. Certainly, we do not purposely “commit sins” in our quest for artful music making but our structured approach to rehearsals is fraught with potential transgressions. It is the intent of this presentation to identify and explore those misdeeds that we unintentionally perpetrate every day.

Richard Floyd - Biographical Information

Richard Floyd is currently enjoying his 62nd year of active engagement as a conductor, music educator and administrator. Floyd is a recognized authority on conducting, the art of wind band rehearsing, concert band repertoire, and music advocacy. As such, he has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe with engagements in 45 American states and in 9 other countries. In 2002 he was the recipient of the prestigious A.A. Harding Award recognizing his significant and lasting contributions to the school band movement. He was named Texas Bandmaster of the Year in 2006 and in 2009 he was presented the Texas Music Educators Association Distinguished Service Award. In March of 2011 he was inducted into the Music For All Hall of Fame and awarded the prestigious Midwest International Clinic Medal of Honor for his distinguished and unique contributions to educational bands and orchestras. In 2021 the College Band Directors National Association established the Richard Floyd CBDNA Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his decades of service to that organization and presented him with the CBDNA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2024.. His critically acclaimed books entitled The Artistry of Teaching and Making Music and The Seven Deadly Sins of Music Making are and available from GIA Publications. In 2016 he was named a Yamaha Master Educator.