Pianist Paul Floyd is currently on the music faculty at Chapman University. For sixteen years he served as an Assistant conductor with Los Angeles Opera. During the summers he has held similar positions with The Santa Fe Opera, the Aspen Music Festival, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, and the Oregon Astoria Festival. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the University of Colorado, Boulder and degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Southern California where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. In 1991 he was the MTNA national collegiate artist winner in piano. Mr. Floyd has appeared as soloist with the Central Florida Bach Festival, University of Colorado Symphony, the Ventura County Symphony and the Saddleback College Orchestra. His movie credits include an appearance with Julie Andrews and Anna Netrebko in Princess Diaries II and a Disney Hall performance with Vivica Genaux in Anthony Hopkins’ Fracture.