Phone: (610)518-0685, Ext. 2175
Degrees and Certifications:
BS Music Education, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY MM Music Theory, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Mr. Floyd Rawleigh
Mr. Rawleigh began teaching music in Downingtown in 1991. He currently directs the choirs at DMS and teaches a few general music classes. Mr. Rawleigh is also the head of the Music Theater program at DMS, a program that has brought high quality stage productions to the middle school since its opening in 1997. Prior to coming to DASD, Mr. Rawleigh lived and taught in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. He also taught for three years at Valley Forge Christian College in Phoenixville, PA. Mr. Rawleigh is a native of western New York State. He has his undergraduate degree from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY and his Master of Music degree from Temple University. Mr. Rawleigh’s college teaching has also included classes in voice, piano, music theory, choral conducting and music education at Cairn University (Langhorne, PA) and Lancaster Bible College (Lancaster, PA). In addition to his work in the Downingtown Area School District, Mr. Rawleigh is the Artistic Director of the Csehy (pronounced Chay-hee) Summer School of Music, a classical music camp for middle and high school students from all over the world which meets for five weeks each summer on the campus of Houghton College in western New York. He is also the music director at his church, Faith Reformed Presbyterian, in southern Lancaster County near where he lives. His wife Janet is a music teacher in the School District of Lancaster and he has two sons; Seth—a professional tuba player living and doing graduate study in Zurich, Switzerland and Joshua—a college student at Gordon College north of Boston, MA.