Dr. Abby Lloyd

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Dr. Abby Lloyd is an Assistant Professor of Music with teaching responsibilities in musicology and single reed (clarinet and saxophone) performance. She has maintained an active performance career with previous appointments in the Missouri Symphony Orchestra, the 108th Army Band, and the University of Missouri, Kansas City Graduate Fellowship Woodwind Quintet. Additionally, she has received invitations to perform at the American Single Reed Summit and the Belgium Clarinet Academy.

In addition to performing and teaching, Dr. Lloyd has strong research interests in music & diversity, music & disability, and music & health. She has presented research at the 2016 conference for the Society for American Music and at Arizona State University’s 2017 Graduate Research Symposium (where her research on stereotype threat in collegiate music programs was awarded best research poster). Dr. Lloyd completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts in clarinet performance and Master of Arts in musicology at Arizona State University. She completed her Master of Music at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and her Bachelor of Music at Oklahoma City University. Her primary clarinet instructors include Robert Spring, Joshua Gardner, Jane Carl, Bradford Behn, Stacey DiPaolo, and Chad Burrow. 

Assistant Professor 

courses: Music History, Clarinet