Floydd Ricketts

Department: 
Performance
Area(s): 
Ensembles & Conducting
Group: 
Doctoral Student
Current research: 

My research focuses on the development of a performance practice tool surrounding the African-American Spiritual. The research will consider the Spiritual’s origins from West Africa, across the Middle Passage, and into North America; the evolution of the art form from monophonic hymns to intricate modern arrangements; and how to perform Spirituals well and within an informed and conscientious purview while diminishing the risk of offence or cultural appropriation.

Program: 

D.Mus Performance (Choral Conducting)

Graduate supervision: 

Dr. Jean-Sébastien Vallée