Keith LloydKeith Lloyd, Assistant Director of Bands at McMurry University since 2006, is a Doctor of Music candidate in Percussion Performance at The 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, and has studied with Dr. John W. Parks IV and Dr. Eric Hollenbeck.  Keith is an artist/clinician for the Innovative Percussion Corporation and is a recipient of two Sam Taylor Fellowship awards.  

Keith 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.  He founded the Key City Percussion Ensemble in 2008; this group of professional percussion educators performs regularly in the region and was chosen to present a selection of George Crumb’s Madrigals for the 2011 Texoma Regional Conference of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).  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) and was also a performer on the critically-acclaimed compact disc Dusk: Percussion Music from the Heartland, released in August of 2004.  Keith’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, and the Tallahassee Ballet Orchestra.  

Keith 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.  Recent scholarly activities include published articles on Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring and a biographical profile on George Gershwin for Salem Press.