Margaret Flood, M.M.E.

Coordinator of Music Education

As a musician-educator one is both a teacher and musician; there is no separation of the two. As an educator of educators, it is my job to help students find a happy marriage of two, while being mindful of the diversity of present-day society and within the various identities of my students and colleagues. Not only do I wish to help them hone their conducting, rehearsing, and instructional skills but to encourage them to be critical and reflective in their own practices, so that they can continue to learn and become better teachers beyond their time at FSC.

- Margaret Flood

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Biography

Margaret Flood is currently the Coordinator of Music Education at Florida Southern College, where she teaches various music education methods classes and is the supervisor and coordinator of all music education interns and field studies students. She is also a doctoral candidate in music education at the Frost School of Music–University of Miami, where she recently served as a graduate teaching fellow. Margaret is a 2019 Theodore Presser Graduate Award Recipient and founder and director of the 2020 Frost Young Women Conductors’ Symposium online clinic and web series. In 2019, Margaret was presented with a National Band Association Project Grant to also help fund this event. During her time at the Frost School, she performed clarinet with the Frost Wind Ensemble and studied conducting with Dr. Amanda Quist and Maestro Gerard Schwartz.

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. Her dissertation uses discourse analysis to examine the code-switching tendencies of secondary band directors during rehearsals.

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, clarinet pedagogy, and social projects for women musicians in Brazil.

Margaret is an active presenter of research and practice, most recently presenting at the 2020 International Society of Music Education Research Commission, the Women In/And Music Leadership International Conference, the Florida Music Educators Association annual conference, the Desert Skies Symposium, and the National Association for Music Education bi-annual practitioner conference.

Education

Ph.D. Doctoral Candidate, Frost School of Music–University of Miami

M.M.E. The Florida State University

Graduate Certificate of World Music, The Florida State University College of Music

B.M. in Music Education, Syracuse University

Honors and Awards

2019 Theodore Presser Foundation Graduate Music Award

2019 National Band Association Special Project Grant

2006 Ada Belle Winthrop-King Scholarship in Portuguese Studies

Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honors Fraternity

Publications and Exhibitions

Presentations:

Flood, M. J. (in press). “It’s not about me!” The life and leadership of Cathi Leibinger. In L. Hamer and H. J. Minors (Eds.), Routledge Companion to Women and Musical Leadership: the nineteenth century and beyond. Oxfordshire: Routledge.

Flood, M. J. (2018). ‘Reed’ my lips: you can extend the life of your reeds. Florida Music Director, (71)7, 6-10.

Research Presentations:

Flood, M. J. (2020, January). Using code-switching to navigate a gendered podium: a case study of a woman high school band director. Poster to be presented at the Florida Music Education Association State Conference, Tampa, Florida.

Flood, M. J. (2019, January). What makes her tick: an investigation into the life of Cathi Leibinger. Poster session presented at the Florida Music Education Association State Conference, Tampa, Florida

Flood, M. J. & Ryan, M. J. (2018, November). No teacher is an island: cooperation and collaboration among feeder schools. Poster session presented at the National Association for Music Education In-service Conference, Dallas, Texas.

Flood, M. J. (2008, April). The power of creation through cultural education: musical agency in Projeto Didá. Poster session presented at the National MENC Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Flood, M. J. (2006, April). Differences in definitions of multicultural music education and world music education. Poster session presented at the National MENC Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Flood, M. J. (2020, August). Using code-switching to navigate a gendered podium: a case study of a woman high school band director. Paper to be presented at the International Society for Music Education World Conference, Helsinki, Finland. Cancelled due to COVID-19.

Flood, M. J. (2019, February). What makes her tick: an investigation into the life of Cathi Leibinger. Paper presented at the International Desert Skies Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

Conference Sessions and Clinics:

Flood, M. J. & Jimenez, J. (2021, January). Budgeting without a budget: how to reallocate your resources and gain support for a successful year. Clinic to be presented at the Florida Music Education Association State Conference, Tampa, Florida.

Flood, M. J., Zdzinski, S. F., & Brittin, R. V. (2020, July 31). Going beyond the thematic: using grounded theory techniques to capture unheard voices [Roundtable discussion]. ISME Commission on Research in Music Education 28th International Pre-Conference Seminar. Virtual seminar.

Flood, M. J. (2020, August). Going beyond the thematic: using grounded theory techniques to capture unheard voices. Workshop to be given at the International Society for Music Education World Conference, Helsinki, Finland. Cancelled due to COVID-19.

Flood, M. J. & Jimenez, J. (2020, January). A picture of collaboration: steps to building a better student internship experience. Clinic presented at the Florida Music Education Association State Conference, Tampa, Florida.

Flood, M. J. (2019, March). What makes her tick: an investigation into the life of Cathi Leibinger. Panel session and paper reading at the International Women and/in Music Leadership Conference, London, England.

Flood, M. J. & Ryan, M. J. (2019, January). No teacher is an island: cooperation and collaboration among feeder schools. Clinic presented at the Florida Music Education Association State Conference, Tampa, Florida.