Alumni

Quanice Floyd | Arts Management

American University: Arts Management

Quanice G. Floyd is a renaissance woman who wears many capes. Born and raised in NYC, she has spent over a decade in Washington, DC where she has received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Education from Howard University and Kent State University respectively. Her passion for arts administration led her to pursue her second Master’s degree in Arts Management at American University, and she is currently a doctoral student at Drexel University. Quanice is the Founder & Director of the Arts Administrators of Color Network and the Executive Director of Arts Education in Maryland Schools. In 2018, Quanice was honored with the American Express Emerging Leader Award by Americans for the Arts.

About AU: “Studying in the American University Arts Management Master’s program was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The flexibility and adaptability of the program allowed me not only to gain the core content knowledge needed to become a budding arts administrator, it also allowed me to focus on things within the field that I was truly passionate about. Classes with my professors and fellow cohort members were joyous — like an episode of cheers where “everybody knows your name” but gave space for robust, healthy, and rich conversations. Because of this program, I had the opportunity to participate in a fellowship at the National PTA where I focused on arts in education programs. That fellowship activated me not only as an arts manager, but also as an arts advocate and arts leader. I honestly would not be where I am today if I had not enrolled in the AM@AU program. I’m truly thankful for the opportunity to have my cohort members and my classmates as part of my family.”

American University
Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
United States