Scott E. Woodard

Interim Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at West Virginia State University

Location:
324 Ferrell Hall, Institute, West Virginia, United States
Company:
West Virginia State University
HQ Phone:
(304) 766-3000
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Last Updated 4/13/2017

General Information

Employment History

Dean  - College of Arts and Humanities of West Virginia State University

Education

Bachelor of Arts  - Music Education , 

Bachelors Degree  - Music Education , Marshall University

Master of Arts degree  - Music Education , 

Masters degree  - Music Education , Marshall University

Musical Arts degree  - Boston University

Affiliations

Student  - Boston University

Full Faculty Member  - International Academy of Advanced Conducting

Web References  

Scott E Woodard | Conductors Guild

Scott E Woodard
Scott E. Woodard was born in Huntington, WV and is the Founding Music Director and Conductor of the Charleston Chamber Orchestra of Charleston, WV and the Associate/Cover Conductor of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, Dr. Woodard serves as Director of Instrumental Music at West Virginia State University in Institute, WV, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and Orchestra, and teaches the Advanced Conducting Studio. Dr. Woodard conducted by invitation with orchestras and bands throughout the United States, as well as in Vienna, Graz and Salzburg, Austria and St. Petersburg, Russia. His study of conducting has taken him all over the world as a contestant in workshops and competitions. Beginning in 2005, Dr. Woodard began his studies in the methods of the Leningrad School of conducting with students of its originator, Professor Ilya Musin. In 2005 and 2011, Dr. Woodard conducted orchestras of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Society and the Mariinsky Theatre in concerts throughout the former Russian capitol. In 2006, he was named First Prize winner of the International Conductor's Workshop Competition and served as Guest Conductor of the Macon Symphony Orchestra in Macon, GA. In the summer of 2011, Dr. Woodard was awarded First Prize at the International Academy of Advanced Conducting in St. Petersburg and is now a full faculty member of the Academy, teaching Musin's methods at workshops in the US and Russia. Having dedicated over 30 years to teaching and professional conducting, Dr. Woodard is equally comfortable on the stage and in the orchestra pit and with professional and student ensembles. He is currently in demand as a guest conductor with orchestras across the United States. In June 2016, a quarter of West Virginia's annual rainfall fell within twenty-four hours causing devastating floods, washing away entire communities. In response to this disaster, Dr. Woodard conceived of and led the humanitarian effort Orchestra of the Hills, a partnership between West Virginia State University and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, to form an orchestra modeled after Solti's World Orchestra for Peace. The goal for the effort was to perform a concert to raise money for three high school music programs affected by the flooding. Dr. Woodard served as served as Music Director/Conductor for the orchestra and chorus. His effort culminated in an outdoor concert at Charleston, West Virginia's riverfront amphitheater which raised monetary and instrument donations totaling over $16,000 for three West Virginia schools. The success of this effort has resulted in the annual Orchestra of the Hills and Chorus concert in Charleston, WV. Dr. Woodard continues to serve as Music Director/Conductor of this yearly event. Dr. Woodard earned Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music Education from Marshall University in Huntington, WV. In 2014, he earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University, where his dissertation explored the importance of the Musin method in performance and music education. Dr. Woodard lives in Scott Depot, WV with his wife Nafi, who is a family practice physician, and their son, Gabriel.

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Dr. Scott Woodard, of West Virginia State University, conducted the Honors Band with 66 members.

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Dr. Scott Woodard, of West Virginia State University, will be conducting the Honors Band with 66 members.
Woodard's bands have consistently been rated "Superior" at state, regional and national festivals of music, and his WVSU Jazz Ensemble performed by invitation in Vienna, Graz and Salzburg, Austria in November of 2007. His study of conducting has taken him all over the world as a contestant in workshops and competitions. In 2005 and 2011, Woodard conducted orchestras of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Society and the Mariinsky Theatre in concerts throughout the former Russian capitol. In 2006, he was named First Prize winner of the International Conductor's Workshop Competition and served as Guest Conductor of the Macon Symphony Orchestra in Macon, Georgia. In the summer of 2011, Woodard was awarded the First Prize at the International Academy of Advanced Conducting in St. Petersburg and is now a full faculty member of the academy.

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