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Any questions or concerns regarding the Frost Young Women Conductor’s Symposium can be directed to the symposium founder and director, Margaret Flood.
 
 
Margaret Flood is a Ph.D. student in music education at the Frost School of Music–University of Miami. She is a graduate teaching fellow, serving as an instructor of various instrumental and general music education methods classes and leads the student teaching seminar. She assists with the Frost New Horizons Band and is also a student-teacher supervisor. Margaret is a 2019 Theodore Presser Graduate Award Recipient and founder and director of the 2020 Frost Young Women Conductors’ Symposium. She has also recently been presented with a National Band Association Project Grant to help fund this event. As a clarinetist, she continues to uphold an active performance schedule in the Frost Wind Ensemble and with various ensembles throughout South and Southwest Florida.


Margaret is an active researcher, recently publishing in the Florida Music Director and has a forthcoming chapter included in The Routledge Companion to Women and Musical Leadership: the nineteenth century and beyond, which is part of her larger research project documenting the lives of women band leadership of the Florida Bandmasters’ Association.


Prior to returning to her graduate studies, Margaret taught music for eleven years in Florida and New York. She is an avid woodwind clinician, studio instructor, and adjudicator throughout the state of Florida, where she has also received the Florida Music Educators Association Enrollment Award. Margaret holds degrees from Syracuse University (B.M. ’04) and The Florida State University (M.M.E ’07), as well as a Graduate Certificate of World Music from the FSU College of Music, where she was awarded the Ada Belle Winthrop-King Scholarship for studies in Portuguese language and culture, and for her dedication to research on Brazilian music. Her research focuses on documenting the lives of women conductors, conductor code-switching in the band classroom, clarinet pedagogy, and social projects for women musicians in Brazil.

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Email: mjf161@miami.edu
 
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