Ashley Floyd (b.1982) writes music for a variety of ensembles and purposes. His works have been performed across the United States and Europe, by musicians and ensembles such as the Lydian String Quartet, Bent Frequency, flutist Angela Jones-Reus, and the East Coast Composers Ensemble. Recent notable performances of his music have occurred at the World Saxophone Congress, the Charlotte New Music Festival, and the national convention of the National Association of Composers USA (NACUSA) in Atlanta. In 2010, the Southeastern Composers League awarded the Arnold Salops prize to his song cycle, Love Songs Circumventing the Topic of Love, for baritone soloist and string quartet. He has received additional awards and commissions from Phi Mu Alpha music fraternity, as well as school and community bands and ensembles. Floyd earned his DMA in music education at the University of Georgia where he was awarded the John Corina Scholarship in Composition. He holds degrees in composition from Brandeis University (MFA) and the University of Georgia (BMus). His instructors have included such composers as Leonard V. Ball, Adrian Childs, David Rakowski, Eric Chasalow, and Yu-Hui Chang.