Biography


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Brett Floyd earned his bachelors in music from Indiana University, his masters in music from the University of South Carolina.  He is currently ABD with his Doctorate at the University of South Carolina School of Music.

Brett has performed in masterclasses with classical guitar greats like David Russell, Roland Dyens, Scott Tennant, Sharon Isbin,  Ricardo Cobo, Bruce Holzman, Hubert Kappel, Jose Lascano, Robert Trent,  Christopher Berg, William Yelverton, Ernesto Bitetti, Lily Afshar, and others.  He has also performed with the Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Indiana University Chamber Orchestra.  

Brett has also performed on numerous performing arts series, including the InnerChurch Concert Series in NYC, The Candlelight Concert Series at Bruton Parish, South Carolina's Candlelight Series, Midday Music Concert Series, Wednesdays at Trinity Cathedral, and Tuesday’s Music Live. Other performances include the Knoxville Guitar Society Concert Series, Classical Revolution DC, and the Music in Great Places Series in St. Louis. 

He has also performed and taught masterclasses in guest artist concert series at George Mason University, Indiana State University, Erskine College, Anderson University, and the Rosario Guitar Festival.  He has been twice featured on NPR’s ETV Radio and the internationally-broadcasted radio program “Classical Guitar Alive.”

Brett has taught guitar at Indiana University, The University of South Carolina, and the Columbia Arts Academy.  He has twice been a graduate assistant to Christopher Berg at the University of South Carolina and was also awarded a graduate teaching fellowship to help develop a new innovative year-long course for incoming music freshmen.

Brett plays a 2007 Dake Traphagen guitar and uses Dogal strings, ErgoPlay supports, Karura, Cases and DoMatch tea.  He resides in Columbia, SC with his wife and two sons.