Paul Floyd
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching, Music Performance

Paul Floyd is in demand as a pianist and coach in Southern California and beyond.  He teaches on the adjunct faculty at Chapman University, where he works with both the opera and keyboard collaborative arts programs, and is a Lecturer in the vocal department of the University of California, Los Angeles.   For sixteen years he served as  an Assistant Conductor with Los Angeles Opera where he collaborated with some of the opera world’s greatest singers and conductors, played in the opera orchestra, and was regularly featured as a lecturer at pre-performance talks. He continues to work closely with the LA Opera Education and Engagement department in many capacities.  In the summers he has held similar positions with The Santa Fe Opera, the Aspen Music Festival, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, and the Astoria Festival in Oregon.  He is a frequent accompanist for the Western Region finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Floyd holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in addition to piano degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Southern California where he graduated summa cum laude.   His film credits include an appearance with Julie Andrews and Anna Netrebko in Princess Diaries II (Disney, 2004) and a Walt Disney Concert Hall performance with Vivica Genaux in Anthony Hopkins’ Fracture (Newline, 2007).


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John Steinmetz
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Kevin McKeown
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Peter Yates
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Victoria Kirsch
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Juliana Gondek
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