Ruth Naomi FloydDirector, Jazz Studies

Director of Jazz Studies; Part-Time Faculty, School of Music

  • AA, Art Institute of Philadelphia

Ruth Naomi Floyd has been at the forefront of creating sacred jazz vocal settings for over 20 years. As a vocalist and composer, Ruth has produced a discography with distinctive progressive jazz improvisation and multi-faceted ensemble sound.

A committed music educator, Ruth is Director of Jazz Studies at Cairn University and an Adjunct and Artist in Residence at Temple University.  Ruth is passionate about the intersection of music and art with culture and community through the lens of justice. She shares her knowledge of the arts, culture, justice, and theology in universities, seminaries, and performance centers around the world. In addition, Ruth participates in cultural art exchanges and has presented lectures on music, beauty and theology in the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

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Academic Specialties & Interests:

  • Pop/Jazz Vocal Techniques


Teaching at Cairn since 2006

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