L. Keith Lloyd III, M.M.


L. Keith Lloyd, HSU adjunct professor of percussion, has been assistant director of bands at McMurry University since 2006. He is a Doctor of Music degree candidate in percussion performance at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. He holds a master’s degree in percussion performance from the University of Kansas and a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Lloyd has studied with Dr. John W. Parks IV and Dr. Eric Hollenbeck. He is an artist/clinician for the Innovative Percussion Corporation and is a recipient of two Sam Taylor Fellowship awards.

Lloyd is currently the principal percussionist for the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra in Abilene, Texas, and section percussionist for the Carl Fischer Publications recording ensemble in Tampa, Florida. His international performance credits include serving as principal percussionist for the 2006 Aegean Verdi Festival (Lesvos, Greece) and the St. John’s Orchestra of the International Cathedral Music Festival (Canterbury Cathedral and Queen Elizabeth Hall, England). As a soloist, he has performed with the McMurry Wind Ensemble, Montana State Percussion Ensemble, The Florida State Chamber Percussion Ensemble, and the University of Kansas Percussion Ensemble (2002 Kansas MENC convention). He also was a performer on the critically acclaimed compact disc Dusk: Percussion Music from the Heartland, released in August of 2004. Lloyd’s other performance credits include the San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, Midland Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, Northeast Texas Symphony Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, the Tallahassee Ballet Orchestra, and many of the internationally renowned Florida State University ensembles.

Lloyd is director of the McMurry Summer Band and Marching Percussion camps. He has also served on the faculty for the Abilene Summer Music Festival since 2008. Scholarly activities include published articles on Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring and a biographical profile on George Gershwin for Salem Press. His doctoral treatise, Duets for Marimba and Wind Instruments: A Survey of the Literature, is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2012.

Degrees Earned

  • Master of Music, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Bachelor of Music, Percussion Performance, University of Kansas
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