YOLA at HOLA and Music Program Director
Jennifer Floyd holds a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance and Education from Truman State University. In 2003, she graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received a Masters in Music Pedagogy/Performance and Certification. She is currently ABD (All but Dissertation) at the University of Georgia-Athens, where she will receive her PhD in Music Education.
Jennifer has been an active music educator in Atlanta, teaching high school orchestra for sixteen years, adjudicating district and state-level festivals. During her tenure, she served as a member of the Spivey Hall Board of Educators, Lead Teacher for High Schools, Cobb County Superintendent’s Teacher Advisory Council, GMEA All College Orchestra organizer and ASTA President. In 2006 her Orchestra was selected to perform at the GMEA In-Service Conference, and 2016 the ASTA National Orchestra Festival. She was named STAR Teacher of the Year in 2007, a Grammy Music Educator quarterfinalist, and the 2017-18 Teacher of the Year. In addition to being a passionate educator she frequently performs throughout Georgia and Alabama. Her recent performances include but not limited to, Blind Boys of Alabama, Temptations (Review), Robin Thicke, India Arie, Bo Bice, Leann Rimes, Ruben Studdard, Jennifer Holiday and a TV appearance on Drop Dead Diva.
Jennifer is a member of GMEA, PAGE, ASTA, Sigma Alpha Iota and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is extremely thrilled to be the new YOLA at HOLA and Music Program Director with Heart of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.