Emily Floyd 
Choristers Guild Institute Co-Director

Emily Floyd is the Director of Music Ministries at Shallowford Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia.  The church has 1000 members, and the music ministry includes a 65 member adult choir, 85 member youth choir, 2 handbell choirs, an Orff ensemble, and 3 choirs for children.

Emily taught for six years as a high school choral director at three high schools in Florida and Georgia.  Her church music career spans 20+ years and includes serving as director of music at Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church, youth choir director and women’s choir director at Dunwoody United Methodist Church, children's choir director at Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church, and as a conductor for the Northwest Community Youth Choir. Choirs under her direction have performed in Italy (including St. Peters Basilica in Rome) and in Scotland (including St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh).  Each summer the Shallowford Chapel Choir (85 member youth choir) tours in the United States singing concerts in places such as Charlotte, Greensboro, New Orleans, Houston, Chicago, Orlando, Boston, Kansas City, Memphis, St. Louis, and Nashville.  Emily is in increasing demand as a guest clinician, conductor, speaker, and judge for choral ensembles. She has served as the conductor for honor choirs throughout Georgia.  She has been on faculty at two choir camps:  Encore Choir Camp and the Mabel Boyter Choir Camp.  In 2013, she was guest conductor of the Georgia Sixth Grade Statewide Honor Chorus.  In 2018, she will conduct the middle school choir for the Montreat Music and Worship Conference.  In 2020, she will serve as the youth choir clinician for the Choristers Guild Atlanta Midwinter Conference.

Emily holds a bachelor’s degree in music education (magna cum laude) from the Florida State University.  Emily recently served as the Repertoire and Standards Chair for Music in Worship for the Southern Division of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). She is a member of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, the American Choral Directors Association, and the Choristers Guild.