Emily Floyd

Emily Floyd is Pastor for Worship and Music at First Baptist Church of Asheville where she conducts choirs of all ages.  She is the Artistic Director for the Asheville Youth Choirs. Emily serves as the co-director and instructor for the Choristers Guild Institute.  Emily has been a church musician for more than 20 years, and has taught in public schools at the high school and middle school level.  She is passionate about young singers having the opportunity to create beauty and sing with artistry.  She frequently conducts choirs for conferences, state and district honor choirs, and summer camps.   She has presented workshops for ACDA, Choristers Guild, school systems, and sacred music conferences (PAM, Lutheridge, Choristers Guild)a. Emily attended the Florida State University and received a bachelor’s degree in music education (voice) and holds certifications with the Choristers Guild and the Presbyterian Association of Musicians.  Choirs under her direction have performed in 18 states and internationally in places such as St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice, and St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh.  Emily is passionate about awakening artistry in all singers and nurturing leadership in young singers.

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