Emily Floyd

Emily Floyd has served at Shallowford Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia, as Director of Music Ministries since 2009, directing a 60 member adult choir, 80 member youth choir, and two handbell choirs. In addition to her work at Shallowford Presbyterian Church, Emily is on faculty at Encore Choir Camp in Atlanta, GA. She is currently the Repertoire and Resources Chair for the Southern Division of ACDA, and is past-president of the Atlanta Chapter of the Choristers Guild. In 2013, Emily conducted the Georgia Statewide 6th Grade Honor Choir, and she frequently serves as guest conductor for honor choirs and schools around the state of Georgia. 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. Marks Cathedral in Venice, Italy, and St. Peters Basilica in Rome, Italy. Her Shallowford Youth Choir has sung in 17 states in the US.

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 21 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.