CCM Community Women’s Choir
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
The CCM Community Women’s Choir is a choral ensemble for women in the Cincinnati community with previous choral experience who desire to sing challenging SSAA repertoire. This ensemble will strive for artistic excellence while creating an opportunity for singers to strengthen musicianship skills, learn new repertoire, and build new friendships.
Singers must sign up for an audition time. Placement auditions will be conducted in small groups of not more than four women for 15 minutes each. The audition will consist of range check, section placement and basic reading exercises. Singers do not need to prepare repertoire. Visit the registration website for placement audition dates.
- Session: 12 weeks (Auditions for new singers on January 22, rehearsals January 29 – April 15, 2020. No rehearsal March 18).
- Cost: $75 per session
- How to Register: Visit the CCM Preparatory Department website to register.
About the Instructor: Eva Floyd
Eva Floyd is an associate professor of choral music education at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) where she teaches Choral Methods, Literature for School Choir, History and Philosophy of Music Education, Voice Class for undergraduate music education students, and Kodály Musicianship classes for music education graduate students. Floyd supervises student teachers, choral internships, advises graduate research, and is an academic advisor for undergraduate vocal/piano music education majors. Floyd created a new study abroad program for CCM music education students, traveling to Europe to study music education and perform choral music in Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg and Paris.
Floyd is a specialist in the Kodály approach of choral music education, which is based on the internationally acclaimed Hungarian system of teaching music literacy and ear-training. Floyd studied two years at the Liszt Academy’s Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemét, Hungary earning an advanced diploma in Choral Conducting, studying with Peter Erdei. Floyd also worked as a graduate teaching assistant at the Kodaly Institute, tutoring international students in solfege and assisting graduate students with thesis projects.
Floyd received a Ph.D. in Music Education and Master of Music in Music Education with choral conducting emphasis from University from Kentucky and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from Campbellsville University. Floyd completed Orff-Schulwerk certification at the University of Kentucky and Kodály training from Capital University, where she also completed the Kodály apprentice teacher-training program and teaches in the summer Masters program.
Floyd previously taught at Western Kentucky University and was the choral director at Bullitt Central High School. She is active as a choral adjudicator, guest conductor, and clinician. Floyd has worked as an adjudicator for the Musica Eterna Choral Festival in Rome, a clinician for the Laurea Mundi Choral Festival in Budapest, and as a conducting coach for the Chorus America National Master Class for Conductors of Children and Youth Choruses. She served on the Music Advisory Committee for the Cincinnati World Choir Games, and she is the Midwestern Regional Representative to the Organization of American Kodály Educators National Board.