After nearly 40 years of professional experience as a music educator, performer, recording and composer/arranger, Mr. Woodard now establishes “Music Reading For All” to share his expertise and contribute to the music education community by providing resources designed specifically for online learning during this time of pandemic.
Mr. Woodard holds both a BME and Master of Music Ed. from the University of South Carolina and was Drum Major for the University of South Carolina Marching Band in 1976-1978.
He taught Band for 31 years. Among other accomplishments, he was on staff as his Irmo High School Marching Band earned 11 State Marching Championships, and his Irmo Middle School Band was awarded the Sudler Cup in 2000. He has conducted at Carnegie Hall, the Southern (Atlanta), Western International (Seattle), Midwest (Chicago), and Univ.'s of Wisconsin, Georgia, and South Carolina Band & Orchestra Clinics.
Relative to Kodaly-Solfege-Curwin, Mr Woodard participated in multiple Carol Krueger Musicianship Workshops, and she worked with his bands. As a Conductor and Bass Baritone Singer, he has directed & sung with multiple choral ensembles, places of worship, and operas in South Carolina & North Carolina.
A consummate musician, Mr Woodard majored in Euphonium and still plays.
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