Lucas Floyd (b. 1988) is an American composer whose music reflects beauty and truth via unmistakable melodies, earnest harmonic landscapes, and structures large and small. His work is deeply felt, drawing on memory and shared human experience. With music described as “fluid, finely crafted, and thought-provoking,” Lucas desires to bring meaningful musical experiences to everyday people, whether in the concert hall, church service, or film score.
His work has been performed recently by pianist Paul Barnes, violinist Alex Granger, Celli@Berkeley, the International Orange Chorale, and the Paul Delgado Singers. Lucas has also collaborated with Timothy Lees, the American Harp Society, the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra, and the Guerrilla Composers Guild. Upcoming projects include commissions from the International Low Brass Trio, OneFoundSound, and East High School concert band (Denver, CO). His music has been selected for the Hot Air, KLK (L’viv, Ukraine), RealNewMusic, and NewNowNorse festivals.
Lucas has received masterclasses from John Adams and Don Freund, and other instruction from Mason Bates, Luciano Chessa, David Conte, and David Garner. He studied with Elinor Armer and Conrad Susa at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (MM) and Robert Denham at the Biola University Conservatory of Music (BM). His works are published by Imagine Music, Abundant Silence, and NewOrnate Press. He grew up in Peru, currently lives in San Francisco, and performs frequently as an oboist.
Visit www.lucasfloyd.com to hear samples of his work and learn more.