Two new members have been elected to the Music for All Board of Directors: Richard Floyd of Austin, Texas and Randall J. Gonzalez of Boone, North Carolina.

Randy Gonzalez and Richard Floyd.Richard Floyd is presently in his 52nd year of active involvement as a conductor, music educator, and administrator. He has enjoyed a distinguished career at virtually every level of wind band performance, from beginning band programs through high school and university wind ensembles, as well as adult community bands.

Floyd currently holds the title of Texas State Director of Music Emeritus, having served as director of University Interscholastic League music activities for Texas since 1984. He also holds the post of Musical Director and Conductor of the Austin Symphonic Band.

Randall J. Gonzalez moved to Kentucky after completing his bachelor’s degree Southern Illinois University, taking on administrative positions at the University of Kentucky (UK) in the areas of development, institutional effectiveness, strategic planning, budgeting, and student affairs. Randy earned a master’s in Educational Policy Studies while at UK, and in the fall of 2004 he was named vice president for Institutional Advancement and Effectiveness at Lexington Community College. From 2007 to 2011 Randy served as associate dean for Administration and Finance at the University of Kentucky’s College of Dentistry. Randy currently resides in Boone, North Carolina. In the fall of 2012, Randy was named the director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Appalachian State University. And through volunteer community and leadership service, Randy has over the last 20 years worked in communities and with organizations to enhance and expand opportunities for children to learn, perform, and enjoy music.

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