Dr. Chad Floyd (www.chadfloyd.com) is a percussion artist, educator, and composer. Chad currently serves as assistant professor of percussion at Campbellsville University where he instructs applied percussion and directs the percussion ensemble, steel band, and drumline. He also serves as Vice President for the Kentucky Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society.
Chad has a diverse performance background in a variety of musical settings. He has performed with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Kentucky, Sacred Winds Ensemble, and the Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra. He has also served as drummer for the award winning band, Stoik Oak, served as drummer for the Grammy-nominated members of Sojourn Fare, and has performed internationally as drummer for the Brazilian-based group, Almeida Duo.
Chad’s original compositions and arrangements for solo percussion and percussion ensemble are published by Bachovich Publications, Innovative Percussion Inc., and Row-Loff Productions. He is a contributing author to several professional music journals including Percussive Notes, Bluegrass Music News, and Tempo, and is also an active member of the Percussive Arts Society, National Association for Music Education, and the Kentucky Music Educators Association.
Chad has founded numerous percussion ensembles in central Kentucky, including several regional ensembles, recreational ensembles, and steel bands. He has directed high school and collegiate percussion ensembles to multiple performances at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Conference, a WGI Indoor Percussion World Finals placement, and has directed multiple performances with several internationally renowned percussion artists.
Chad holds degrees from the University of Kentucky (DMA), Belmont University (MM), Eastern Kentucky University (MAED), and Campbellsville University (BME). He has studied primarily under David A. Johnson, Todd London, and James Campbell. Chad Floyd is proud to be an artist endorser/clinician for Innovative Percussion Inc., Pearl Drums and Adams Musical Instruments, and Remo Inc.