Rosalyn Wright Floyd, D. M. A

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Rosalyn Wright Floyd, D.M.A.

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EDUCATION: Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance

University of South Carolina – Columbia, South Carolina

August, 1990
Master of Music in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy

University of South Carolina – Columbia, South Carolina

May, 1981
Bachelor of Arts in Music

Talladega College – Talladega, Alabama

May, 1977

1988-present Professor, Department of Fine Arts, Augusta State University

Applied Piano, Class piano, Elementary and Advanced Partwriting and Analysis, Elementary and Advanced Sightsinging and Ear Training, Ethnic Music, Piano Literature, Piano Ensemble, Advanced Piano Skills, and Humanities

    1. Assistant Professor, Music Department, Benedict College, Columbia SC

All levels of music theory, music history, music appreciation, class and applied piano Accompanist, Benedict College Concert Choir – Nassau, N.P., Bahamas and Northeastern U.S. Concert Tour

    1. Assistant Director and Accompanist, Columbia Lyric Opera (SC)

Coached singers, accompanied rehearsals and scene recitals, and stage-managed Columbia Lyric Opera productions

    1. Assistant Director of Choral Commercial Music, University of South Carolina

Conducted choral and combo rehearsals, arranged music and accompanied “Carolina Alive”

Performed at 1978 MENC Convention (Nashville) and Southern Governors Conference (Hilton Head)

    1. Elementary music teacher, Public School District 20, Charleston, South Carolina

Taught grades 1-5 at Buist Elementary and Memminger Magnet Schools

May 2010 Solo recital

Centennial Celebration of the Morton Theatre, Athens GA

Apr. 2010 Solo performances, Joint Faculty recital, The Music of Chopin

Feb. 2010 Accompanist for Laquita Mitchell, soprano

Guest Recital, Spelman College, Atlanta GA

Sept. 2009 Rehearsal accompanist and 1st piano, Augusta Choral Society

Carmina Burina, Westabou Festival, Sacred Heart Community Center
May 2009 Accompanist for Laura English-Robinson, soprano; Levone Tobin Scott, mezzo;

Richard Heard, tenor, and Oral Moses, bass-baritone

Spirituals as Art Songs,” Tenth Season Celebration for The Spiritual Renaissance Singers of Greensboro, Bennett College, Greensboro NC

Sept. 2008 Accompanist for Dr. Oral Moses, baritone

Recital, “Songs of America,” Westobou Festival, Union Baptist Church

Sept. 2008 Accompanist for Timothy Jones, baritone (Houston TX)

Guest recital, Augusta Chorale, Westobou Festival, Paine College

Feb. 2008 Accompanist for Ryan Smith, tenor and National Metropolitan Opera Auditions winner

Guest Recital, Morehouse College, Atlanta GA

Jan. 2008 Accompanist for Dr. Linda Banister, soprano

Spirituals Black and White (2 presentations), and Opera of Two Worlds

Solo piano performance

Hong Kong International School, Hong Kong Baptist University, and Leighton Hall, Happy Valley - Hong Kong, People Republic of China
June 2007 Recording Project with Dr. Oral Moses

CD, Oral Moses Sings America, Albany Records TROY 1011

Release date: May 2008

Middleboro, MA
Feb. 2007 Solo performance with ASU Orchestra

Gershwin’s Concerto in F, 1st movement, GCMPAT

Feb. 2006 Accompanist for Dr. Oral Moses, baritone

Arias and Amens, Morris Museum Music Series
Nov. 2005 Accompanist for Dr. Oral Moses and Cantor Daniel Gale, baritones

Songs of Struggle, Songs of Faith, 16th Ave. Baptist Church Birmingham

Sponsored by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and The Birmingham Holocaust Education Committee
Oct. 2005 Featured soloist, Beethoven‘s Choral Fantasy

Augusta Choral Society, Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Sept. 2005 Accompanist for Beverly Mosby, soprano

Faculty Recital, Bentley College Boston, MA
May 2005 Accompanist for Oral Moses, Baritone

Emily Remington Arts Series, Franke-on-Sea Chapel, Mt. Pleasant, SC
April 2005 Lecture recital, The Music of Black Composers and Masterclass for high school students

Old Government House

Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
Sept. 2004 Accompanist for Russell Brown, baritone

Mozart to Motown III, Imperial Theatre
June 2004 Accompanist for Oral Moses, baritone

Tribute recital for Dr. John Hope Franklin

Black Issues/Higher Ed 25th Anniversary, Washington DC
Feb. 2001 Soloist, Brandenburg Concerto #5

ASU Orchestra, GCMPAT

Feb. 2001 Accompanist, Augusta Choral Society

GA State Legislative Luncheon

Train Depot, Atlanta GA
May 2000 Accompanist for Andre Solomon-Glover, baritone

100 Black Men Black Tie Gala, Savannah Rapids Pavilion

Mar. 2000 Accompanist for Oral Moses, Kennesaw State Faculty

“The Music of H.T. Burleigh,” Lecture/Recital, UM Arts Symposium

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI
May 1999 Accompanist for Richard Hobson, baritone and Angela Blalock, soprano

100 Black Men of Augusta Black Tie Gala, Sheraton Hotel

Mar. 1999 Faculty Recital - Fantasies

Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre
Dec. 1998 Performance with ASU Orchestra

First piano, Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals

June 1998 Pianist, The Links Inc. National Assembly

Boston, MA

Mar. 1998 Solo performances and accompanist for Linda Banister, ASU faculty

Jamestown College, Jamestown Arts Center, and Valley City State College, ND
Nov. 1997 Lecture/recital, Sonata in e minor by Florence Price

“Creative Women in the Chicago Renaissance” Workshop

Agnes Scott College, Decatur GA
Mar. 1996 Recitalist, Adjudicator, and Clinician, Southeastern Community College Piano Festival Competition, Whiteville, NC
Apr. 1995 Presenter, “Jazz and the Germans” Conference

Accompanist for Linda Banister, German jazz music

Solo performance, piano music of T.J. Anderson with the composer in attendance

University of Missouri, Columbia MO

Mar. 1995 Accompanist for Michael Stroeher, ASU Faculty

Eastern Trombone Congress, Washington DC
Mar. 1993 Mozart Piano Quintet with the Augusta Symphony Chamber Winds

Unitarian Church, Augusta GA

Feb. 1993 Lecture/Recital, “The Piano Music of Black Composers”

School of Music, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Feb. 1991 Trio performance with Linda Banister and Alan Drake, ASU faculty

Harry Jacobs Chamber Series, Old Medical College

Jan. 1991 Chamber Music Performance with Phillip Pickens, tenor

On Wenlock Edge by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Trinity Cathedral, Columbia SC

Nov. 1990 Accompanist for Linda Banister and Wayne McDonald, ASU faculty

“Expressionism in Music,” Atlanta College of Art

Jun. 1990 Lecture/demonstration, The Piano Music of Black American Women

“Piano by the Sea” workshop sponsored by Raymond Dudley

USC Coastal Carolina Campus

1983-1989 Accompanist for the Metropolitan Opera Auditions

South Carolina State Level
Sept. 1987 Accompanist for Martina Arroyo, Myrtle Hall, and the Benedict College Concert


Papal Ecumenical Service honoring the presence of Pope John Paul II

Williams Brice Stadium, Columbia SC

2005 Artist of the Year, Greater Augusta Arts Council

  1. Inclusion in Who’s Who in American Women, Millenium Edition

  1. Induction into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

1989, 1981 Inclusion in Young Keyboard Artists of America

  1. Inclusion in Outstanding Young Women of America

2009 Presentation, “Negro Spiritual Accompaniments,” Accompanist, Dr. Oral Moses and GA Spiritual Ensemble at the National Negro Spiritual Workshop

Old Zion Baptist Marietta GA

2007 Adjudicator, Concerto-Aria Competition

Presbyterian College, Clinton SC

2007 Adjudicator, North Dekalb Music Teachers Piano Festival

Piano Works, Duluth, GA

2000 Adjudicator, Aiken Music Teachers Piano Festival

  1. Adjudicator, SC Philharmonic Young Artist Competition

  1. Search Committee, Augusta Choral Society Artistic Director

1996-1999 Annual Adjudicator, Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program

Sponsored by the SC State Department of Education

    1. Evaluator, Music Panel, Georgia Council for the Arts

    1. Member, Presidential Search and Screen Committee, Augusta College

  1. Chair, Education Committee, Cultural Action Plan, Augusta GA

1992-1996 Member, Augusta Symphony Board of Directors

Chair, Artistic Committee
1995-present Rehearsal accompanist and member of the Board of Directors

Augusta Choral Society

1988-present Member, Music Teachers National Conference

GA Music Teachers – Board member at large, State Student Chapters Chair, State Theory

Chair (2000-2002)

Augusta Music Teachers – Theory Chair, Nominating Committee, Vice-president for

Membership (thru 2004)
1989-present Various committees at Augusta State University including Curriculum, Dept. Promotion and Tenure, Affirmative Action, Humanities, Lyceum, Sexual Harassment Task Force, Womens Studies, and Post-tenure Review
1997- present Director and pianist for Greater Mt. Canaan Baptist Church Male Chorus
1992-present Member, The Links, Inc.

Vice-President, 1999-2001, President 2001 -2003

2003-2005 Board member, Hillcreek Homeownwers Association



Date of Birth: 10/22/56

Marital Status: Widow of the late Hernan A Floyd

Health: Very Good

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