Author: Quanice Floyd

Quanice Floyd

Quanice G. Floyd is a Renaissance woman who wears many capes. Born and raised in New York City, she has spent over a decade in Washington, D.C. where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Music Education from Howard University and Kent State University, respectively. Her passion for arts administration led her to pursue her second master’s degree in arts management at American University, and she is currently a doctoral student at Drexel University. Quanice is also the founder and director of the Arts Administrators of Color Network and the executive director of Arts Education in Maryland Schools. In 2018, Quanice was honored with the American Express Emerging Leader Award by Americans for the Arts.



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StringCandy describes itself as offering creative consulting for performing artists – but what they really provide are specialized ensembles of classical musicians that frequently perform with other musical artists across genres.


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Garrett McQueen’s story is unique: He started out as a classically trained musician – most recently he was a bassoonist with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra – but now he gets to amplify his voice as a black musician through his work as a radio personality on American Public Media and National Public Radio.