Angeleita Floyd

Professor of Flute
D.M. - Florida State University

Office: 169 Russell Hall
Phone: (319) 273-2199

A dynamic musician, conductor, and highly respected educator, Angeleita Floyd has served as Professor of Flute at the University of Northern Iowa since 1986. With a unique flair for insightful teaching, along with sensitive musical interpretation, Dr. Floyd has fostered numerous prize-winning students on the regional and national level. She enjoys traveling, especially, as a guest artist, teacher and conductor to 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 the eminent British flutist Geoffrey Gilbert.  She received Master of Music, Master of Music Ed. and Doctor of Music degrees from Florida State University, studying with Charles Delaney.  She is the author of The Gilbert Legacy:  Methods, Techniques, and Exercises for the Flute, a highly acclaimed flute method in its third printing. She is the founder and director of Winzer Press Publishing, and has edited and published Trevor Wye’s biographical work, Marcel Moyse:  An Extraordinary Man (1993) and brought Sheryl Cohen’s Bel Canto Flute: The Rampal School to press in 2003.  In addition, she has been a contributing author to Flute Talk Magazine, The Flutist Quarterly, NACWPI Journal, the Emerson Flute Forum, and most recently, to the NFA Pedagogy Anthology.

Featured guest artist appearances in 2010 include the British Flute Society Convention~Manchester, England, the VI Festival Internacional de Flautistas de Costa Rica, the III Convencion Internacional de Flautistas en el Centro del Mundo~Quito, Ecuador, the 2010 Associação Brasileira de Flautistas in Campinas, Brazil, as well as a two-day residency for the Idaho Flute Club at Boise State University.  Most recently, she directed the Honors Flute Choir, taught in Master Class, and gave a lecture on “The Lasting Legacy of Geoffrey Gilbert” for the Quad Cities Flute Club, Bettendorf, Iowa.  During the summer of 2010, she joined William Bennett as his teaching assistant for the 10-day July master class in Prairie Crossing, Il.  She continues to direct UNI’s summer flute workshop, Passion Flute: Foundations for Creative Performing, and is a frequent presenter at the National Flute Association’s annual conventions; most recently in Anaheim, California as the Gala Dinner Chair and as a featured presenter on a pedagogy panel,  “Motivation in the Flute Studio.”

Floyd has toured in duo performances with American guitarist Stephen Robinson and served as principal flute of the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony.  In 1996, the Floyd/Robinson Duo released their first compact disc (Lakeside Records) entitled “Under the Influence," featuring works by Piazzolla, Rodrigo, Schlossberg and Latin-American folk tunes.  Floyd was a member of the highly acclaimed Northwind Quintet, whose compact disc, "The Essential Northwind Quintet", was released in 1992.  In 2004, Dr. Floyd enjoyed a one-year teaching exchange in Örebro, Sweden where she served as visiting professor of flute at Örebro University’s Musik Högskola and at Ingesund Musikhögskola and Folkhogsikola in Arvika, Sweden.

Adding to her distinguished musical career, Dr. Floyd was elected to the position of Vice-President, President, and Immediate Past President of the National Flute Association, serving from 1998 to 2000.  Other NFA positions include Program Chair for the 1995 Convention in Orlando, Florida, Board of Directors, and Coordinator for the Young Artist Competition and High School Soloist Competition, as well as general NFA Competition Coordinator.

She attributes her passion for music and teaching to her mother and former teachers, Geoffrey Gilbert, Irene Maddox, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Charles DeLaney, Trevor Wye, and William Bennett.