Dr. Abby Lloyd MOSAIC Tamiu

Abby Lloyd

Assistant Professor of Music at Texas A&M International University


  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Clarinet Performance - Arizona State University
  • Master of Arts, Musicology - Arizona State University
  • Master of Music, Clarinet Performance - University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • Bachelor of Music, Clarinet Performance - Oklahoma City University

Professional and Academic Teaching Experience

  • Adjunct Professor of Music at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, AZ
  • Clarinet and Saxophone Musician, 108th Army Band - Arizona National Guard
  • Teaching Assistant at Arizona State University
  • Instructor of Clarinet, Saxophone and Oboe at Northland Cathedral School of Music in Kansas City, MO
  • Utility Clarinetist and Bass Clarinetist with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra
  • Woodwind Quintet Fellow at the University of Missouri, Kansas City

What led to your decision to dedicate your life to your field of study?

Music has always been important in my family, and I played many instruments growing up. During high school, I took clarinet lessons from university instructors that I looked up to. By the time I graduated high school, I knew I wanted to get my doctorate in music and establish a career as a performer and a teacher.

What about your research interests do you think has the greatest potential to impact others?

For my doctoral research, I studied diversity in collegiate music programs. Through this research, I discovered how important it is to cultivate music programs that reach minority students and those who might not otherwise have access. These programs not only help strengthen disadvantaged communities, but also result in the cultivation of a more vibrant music scene at the professional level.

What would you like your teaching/research impact here to be?

I would like to stimulate student interest in new music and help students explore genres of music and new ways of performing that spur creative collaborations.

- Dr. Abby Lloyd

What are your interests outside of your University life?

I love to watch baseball. My dad grew up in St. Louis, so I am a huge Cardinals fan.

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