Dr. Chad Floyd, founder and director
Dr. Chad Floyd is a percussion artist, educator, and composer. Chad currently serves as Associate Professor of Percussion at Campbellsville University. He also serves as Vice President for the Kentucky Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society and as a member of the PAS Education Committee.
Chad has performed throughout the United States, Brazil, China, Japan, South Korea, and Trinidad. He has performed multiple international tours with the Brazilian-based group, Almedia Duo, has served as drummer for the award winning band, Stoik Oak, and served as drummer for the Grammy-nominated members of Sojourn Fare. He has also performed with the Birdsong Steel Orchestra at Panorama in Trinidad, and with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Kentucky, Sacred Winds Ensemble, and Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra.
Chad’s compositions are published by Bachovich Publications, C-Alan Publications, Innovative Percussion Inc., Row-Loff Productions, and Tapspace Publications. He has founded numerous percussion ensembles in central Kentucky, including several regional ensembles, recreational ensembles, and steel bands. He has directed high school and collegiate percussion ensembles to multiple performances at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Conference, a WGI Indoor Percussion World Finals placement, and has directed multiple performances with several internationally renowned percussion artists.
Chad holds degrees from the University of Kentucky (DMA), Belmont University (MM), Eastern Kentucky University (MAED), and Campbellsville University (BME). Chad is proud to be an artist endorser/clinician for Grover Pro Percussion Inc., Humes and Berg Co., Innovative Percussion Inc., Pearl Drums and Adams Musical Instruments, and Remo Inc.
Seth Hayes, instructor (Campbellsville)
Seth Hayes is originally from Leitchfield, Kentucky, and now resides in Campbellsville, Kentucky. He is currently pursuing his Bachelors Degree in Music Education with an emphasis in percussion at Campbellsville University.
Seth has been playing percussion for 8 years and has played steel drums for 3 years. Along with percussion and steel drums, Seth also plays piano, saxophone, and sings. Seth taught private piano lessons while he was in high school for 2 years. During his college career he served as percussion instructor for the marching bands at Grayson County High School and Somerset High School. Seth has also performed for various ensembles throughout his music career, both in and out of state. He is also a current member of the National Association for Music Education.
Jordan Hines, instructor (Campbellsville)
Jordan Hines is originally from Hartford, Kentucky and currently resides in Campbellsville, KY. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory and Composition with a percussion emphasis from Campbellsville University in 2016 and is currently pursuing two Masters of Arts degrees in Musicology and Percussion Performance at CU. This is his second year as the Music Facilitator at the Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation Camp, Camp Kentahten, located in Green River Lake State Park in Campbellsville.
Jordan has been playing percussion for ten years and steel drums for five years. He has previously instructed percussion at Ohio County and Union County schools (KY). He currently plays the double seconds in the Campbellsville University Steel Band (since 2011) and for the Steel Appeal steel drum combo (since 2012). As a member of these ensembles, Jordan has experienced many unique and varied performances throughout the state.
Mallory Stevens, PR/marketing assistant
Mallory is originally from Morganfield, KY and currently resides in Campbellsville, KY. She is currently a student at Campbellsville University and is majoring in Music Education with an Instrumental Emphasis. She has served for three years as the Public Relations officer for Tri-M Music Honors Society and one year as Vice President. She is currently a member of the National Association for Music Education. Mallory has played flute for 8 years. She has a passion for steel drums and currently plays double seconds in Steel Appeal.