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 Wye’s Marcel Moyse: An Extraordinary Man (1993) and Cohen’s Bel Canto Flute: The Rampal School (2003). In addition, she contributes to Flute Talk Magazine, The Flutist Quarterly, NACWPI Journal, the Emerson Flute Forum, and the NFA Pedagogy Anthology.
Recently, Floyd was a guest artist at International Flute Festivals in Ecuador and Costa Rica directing the Festival Flute Orchestras. At the 41st NFA Convention in New Orleans, she directed the Jambalaya Flute Orchestra, the Flute Orchestra of the Americas and enjoyed a tribute concert presented by her students, ”Floyd’s Flutastic Flutists.”
Adding to her illustrious musical career, Dr. Floyd served as Vice-President, President, Immediate Past President of the National Flute Association (1998 to 2000), Program Chair for the 1995 Orlando, Florida Convention, and Coordinator for the Young Artist Competition and High School Soloist Competition, among others.
In 2013, she was honored to receive the NFA’s Distinguished Service Award and the James F. Lubker Faculty Research Award (UNI). Most recently, she has been selected by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, to receive the 2014-2015 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence.