Emily Floyd has served at Shallowford Presbyterian Church as Director of Music Ministries since 2008, directing a 65 member adult choir, 90 member youth choir, two handbell choirs, and supervising children’s music ministry. In addition to her church work, Emily teaches at the Choristers Guild Institute and Encore Choir Camp. She is currently the Repertoire and Resources Chair for the Southern Division of ACDA. In 2013, Emily conducted the Georgia Statewide 6th Grade Honor Choir, and she frequently serves as a guest conductor for honor choirs and schools around the state of Georgia. In 2018, Emily will be the clinician for the Middle School Choir at the Montreat Worship and Music Conference. She has presented workshops for ACDA, Choristers Guild, Fayette County Schools, and the One Song Church Music Conference. Choirs under her direction have performed in such international venues as St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland, St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy, and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Italy. The Shallowford Youth Choir has sung in 17 states in the US and tours in Scotland every 4 years.
Emily attended the Florida State University and received the Bachelor Degree in Music Education (voice) magna cum laude. Emily has taught choral music in public schools and directed church choirs of all ages in Florida, Illinois, and Georgia for 22 years. Emily is passionate about reaching as many young singers as possible (“drawing the circle wide”) and awakening their inner choral artist. She is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Choristers Guild, and the Presbyterian Association of Musicians. She holds the Choristers Guild Children’s Choir Leadership Certification. Emily lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two teenage daughters.