Workshop – The Four Pillars of Youth Choir
7/9/2020 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Workshop – Repertoire Matters for Youth Choir
7/9/2020 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Emily Floyd has served at Shallowford Presbyterian Church as Director of Music Ministries since 2008, directing a 65 member adult choir, 80 member youth choir, and supervising children’s music ministry and handbells. In addition to her church work, Emily teaches at the Choristers Guild Institute. Past engagements include conducting the Georgia Statewide 6th Grade Honor Choir and conducting youth choirs at the Montreat Worship Conference and Lutheridge Music Week.
She serves as a guest conductor for honor choirs and schools in Georgia and Canada. She has led workshops for ACDA, PAM, and the Choristers Guild. Choirs under her direction have performed in international venues including St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland, St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy, and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Italy. The Shallowford Youth Choir has sung in 17 states in the United States and tours in Scotland every 4 years.
Emily attended Florida State University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education (voice) magna cum laude. She has taught choral music in public schools and directed church choirs of all ages in Florida, Illinois, and Georgia.
Emily is passionate about reaching as many young singers as possible (“drawing the circle wide”) and awakening their inner choral artist. She is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Choristers’ Guild, and the Presbyterian Association of Musicians. She holds the Choristers Guild Children’s Choir Leadership Certification.
Emily lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, the Rev. Dr. Richard Floyd (author and pastor) and two teenage daughters.