Dr. Paul G. Floyd
- Office Location:
- Bertea Hall 217
- (714) 744-2108
- University of Southern California, Bachelor of Music in Piano
University of Rochester, Master of Music in Piano
University of Colorado at Boulder, Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano
For the past fifteen years, Paul has worked as an Assistant Conductor with the Los Angeles Opera. In this capacity he has collaborated with many of the world’s finest conductors and singers. In addition to his duties as a pianist and coach, he has been a regular lecturer for pre-concert talks hosted by the LA Opera League. During the summers he has held similar positions with The Santa Fe Opera, the Central City Opera, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. He is a frequent accompanist for the Western Region finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
His education includes the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the University of Colorado, Boulder as well as degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Southern California where he graduated summa cum laude. His primary teachers included Robert Spillman, Nelita True, and James Bonn. In 1991 he was the MTNA National Collegiate Artist winner in piano. He has appeared as soloist with the University of Colorado Symphony, the Ventura County Symphony, the Saddleback College Orchestra, and the Florida Bach Festival.
His film credits include an appearance with Julie Andrews and Anna Netrebko in Princess Diaries II, and a Disney Hall performance with Vivica Genaux in Anthony Hopkins’ Fracture.
Paul is an avid outdoorsman, and when not seated at the piano, he can be found riding his surfboard or his road bike, or hiking with his partner Gregory Norton and their greyhound, Whitman.