Graduate Student Spotlights

William Floyd

Classical Voice and Opera Studies

Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
The reason why I chose the classical voice performance program at Steinhardt, is because of great faculty. I remember my audition experience quite well. I walked in, sang and then got very positive but important useful feedback right there in the audition. The faculty immediately made me feel comfortable and hopeful for the possible benefits of being in their program. From that I moment I was sold!
My inspiration is:
Music that makes people feel good.
I would like to be remembered for:
My stylish approach living a serious life, while laughing out loud.
Something I collect:
Anything Ella Fitzgerald
Why I went to Graduate School:
To sharpen my skills
My best job ever:
The Tyra Banks Show
A hobby I have is:
cooking
The professor who influenced me the most:
Jeremy Aye
My favorite place to study is:
my room
My best commuity service experience:
Singing to raise money for a new music program in Nantucket.
My secret passion is:
I secretly love to entertain, from my appearance to the preparation of food to die for.
If I could take a year off I would:
I would sing my way around the world.

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Paterson, New Jersey
What are your plans after you graduate?
I plan move to Australia
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Youth of the year (Boys & Girls Club) People to People Student Ambassador Ethel J. Williams Recipient Presidential Freedom Scholar
Community Service and Other Activities:
March of Dimes Pathmart clothing drive Interact (part of Rotary)