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124 Ferrell Hall
Institute, West Virginia,25112
College of Arts and Humanities at 304-766-3196
Artistic Director and Conductor
Mountain State Brass Band
International Academy of Advanced Conducting
Full Faculty Member
Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts degree
Dr. Scott Woodard, of West Virginia State University, conducted the Honors Band with 66 members.
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.
Scott E. Woodard was born in Huntington, WV, and educated in the public schools of Cabell County. His college study was done at Marshall University, where he received Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Music Education. Currently, he is a student for the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts at Boston University. As a teacher, Mr. Woodard's career has spanned over twenty years. His teaching positions included Wirt County High School, Ceredo-Kenova High School, and Winfield High School. He is currently the Director of Bands at West Virginia State University in Institute, WV...
The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Scott Woodard, will perform a mix of classics from the wind band repertoire, including A Slavic Farewell, orchestral transcriptions such as Guiseppe Verdiâ€™s overture to the opera La Forza del Destino and Rhapsody for Euphonium, among others.
Woodard is the director of bands at WVSU, where he serves as sponsor of the CMENC Chapter and teaches conducting and secondary music methods courses. He has been teaching for more than 20 years. His positions have included Wirt County High School, Ceredo-Kenova High School and Winfield High School. The Winfield band, under his direction, performed in master class sessions with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and was the 2005 Honor Finalist Concert Band at the West Virginia Music Educators Conference in Morgantown. Woodard also serves as the artistic director and conductor for the Mountain State Brass Band in Charleston. He has a bachelorâ€™s and masterâ€™s degree from Marshall University and is currently a doctoral candidate at Boston University.
This year's guest conductors will be Lloyd Bone, director of bands at Glenville State College, and Scott Woodard, director of bands at West Virginia State University.