International Sacred Jazz Artist Ruth Naomi Floyd to Perform and Speak at Lebanon Valley College
Floyd to Present and Perform as Keynote for College's Annual Symposium on Inclusive Excellence Jan. 21
Annville, PA (01/14/2020) — Ruth Naomi Floyd, a celebrated vocalist, composer, and flautist who has performed in the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia, will present a free performance in Frederic K. Miller Chapel on the campus of Lebanon Valley College at 7 p.m. on Jan. 21. Earlier that day, Floyd will be the keynote speaker for the College's Seventh Annual Symposium on Inclusive Excellence and moderate two sessions.
A committed music educator, Floyd is director of Jazz Studies at Cairn University, in Langhorne, Pa., and an adjunct and artist-in-residence at Temple University. She leads her own multi-faceted ensemble and her recordings consist primarily of original compositions. Blessed with a soaring mezzo-soprano voice, critics praise Floyd's music for its distinctive sound of progressive ensemble jazz that is seamlessly blended with messages of hope. Visit here to learn more.
Ruth Naomi Floyd at Lebanon Valley College: January 21, 2020
10-11:15 a.m. | Keynote Convocation
Lois Brong Miller Sanctuary, Frederic K. Miller ChapelKeynote Speaker: Ruth Naomi Floyd1-2 p.m. | The Life and Work of Frederick DouglasLutz Hall, Bertha Brossman Blair Music CenterRuth Naomi Floyd will examine how the inspiring life and prophetic words of Frederick Douglass continue to be relevant in 2020 and how they guide us as we work toward justice for all humanity.
7 p.m. | Concert: Ruth Naomi FloydFrederic K. Miller Chapel
About Lebanon Valley College
Lebanon Valley College offers bachelor's degrees in the arts and humanities, business and communications, education, health professions, social sciences and psychology, and science, technology, engineering, and math. Advanced health professions degrees include a master of athletic training, master of counseling psychology (fall 2020), master of speech-language pathology, and a doctor of physical therapy. Online and graduate programs include an MBA with six concentrations and a general option offered on-campus or partially or fully online, a Master of Science in STEM Education, an Integrative STEM Education Certificate, a Master in Music Education, and a Modern Band Certificate. In 2018, the College was listed as #1 in the country for graduate job placement by the career guidance site Zippia.com, using federal data. The 357-acre campus is in Annville, Pa.