ANGELEITA S. FLOYD
Angeleita Floyd has served as Professor of Flute at the University of Northern Iowa since 1986. Floyd holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Stetson University, where she studied with Geoffrey Gilbert, and received Master of Music, Master of Music Ed. and Doctor of Music degrees from Florida State University, studying with Charles Delaney. In 2013, she was honored to receive the NFA’s Distinguished Service Award. The Gilbert Legacy: Methods, Techniques, and Exercises for the Flute, Floyd’s acclaimed flute method, is in its third printing.
Sheryl Cohen has practiced and taught the Rampal School's approach to musical artistry since first studying with Jean-Pierre Rampal in 1967 and Alain Marion in 1968. Until their deaths, she received training from Rampal and Marion in private lessons, master classes, and during ten summers at the Academie Internationale d'Ete in Nice, France. In the spring of 1983, she observed Alain Marion's class at the Conservatoire Nationale Superior de Musique in Paris, to further document the methods and curriculum of the Rampal School. Sheryl cohen performs and presents master classes worldwide. She is Professor Emerita at the University of Alabama.
Trevor Wye studied the flute privately both with Geoffrey Gilbert and the celebrated Marcel Moyse. He was a freelance orchestral and chamber music player on the London scene for many years and has made several solo recordings, notably on his specialist instrument, the flute d'amour, which he reintroduced in modern times. His formative years were influenced by many players and singers, particularly Alfred Deller, Marcel Moyse and William Bennett. He was formerly a Professor at the Guildhall School of Music, London and for 21 years at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Trevor Wye is the author the famous Practice Books for the flute, which have received world wide acclaim and have been translated into eleven other languages. More recently, his highly praised biography of Marcel Moyse was published in English and in four other languages.