Floyd Richmond

Interim Professor and Coordinator of Music Education

  • 585-567-9411 ext #4110
  • Center for the Arts Room 312
  • Music
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  • 585-567-9411 ext #4110
  • Center for the Arts Room 312
  • Music
Send Me An Email

Dr. Floyd Richmond is a music educator, church musician, and technology specialist. He has taught in public and private Christian schools and universities and has served in music ministries in Mississippi, Indiana, and Pennsylvania since 1980. He has been active in the field of music technology.  For 20 years he served as the chair of the education and curriculum committee for the Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME).  He also served a term as their president and initiated a series of webinars, a music composition contest, and an outreach to state MEA organizations, effectively doubling the number of conferences in which TI:ME participated. He is active with the Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI), and has served as their conference chair. Dr. Richmond is frequently called upon for presentations at school in-service days, local, state, national and international music conferences.  He has presented at the state conferences of New York, Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania, Florida, California, Tennessee, Maryland, and has given keynote addresses in Michigan, Georgia, and Singapore.  He has presented at conferences for the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME), and for the Jazz Educator’s Network (JEN).  

Dr. Richmond is the author or editor of nine course books on music technology, and is the editor and coauthor of Hal Leonard's Technology Strategies, chapter author for Thompson's Technology Guide for Music Educators, primary author for Alfred's Composing Music with Notation, and co-author for Alfred's Playing Keyboard, and Sequencing. He is also the author of Thomas Nelson's Audio, Video, and Media in the Ministry. His most recent book is Alfred's Learning Music with GarageBand on the iPad.  His published materials may be found here: http://www.amazon.com/author/floydrichmond.

Dr. Richmond trains educators, musicians, producers, and churches to use music technology. From 2002 to 2017, he served the University of Valley Forge where he established two new degree programs, a Bachelors in Music Education, and a Masters in Music Technology.  From 1989 to 2002, he served on the music faculty of West Chester University (Pennsylvania) where taught music education and led the development of an masters of music education with a concentration in music technology.  From 1987 to 1989, he served as a doctoral fellow at Ball State University. Dr. Richmond’s primary instrument is tuba, and he studied with distinguished tubists Harvey Phillips and Barton Cummings. 

He performs actively in church and community ensembles. Prior to entering higher education, he held positions as band director, music teacher, choir director at Canton Academy (MS), Charleston High School (MS) and Graceland Christian School (IN).   He has served as a worship leader and church orchestra director for Grace Assembly of God (PA), and Graceland Baptist Church (IN), respectively. 

Dr. Richmond earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees in music education from Delta State University in Cleveland, MS.  He earned his doctorate in 1995 from Ball State University in Muncie, IN.

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