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