William Woodard

PIANIST/VOCAL COACH

"EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE"
Nina Simone
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"MI TRADÌ QUELL’ALMA INGRATA"
Don Giovanni
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William Woodard

(he/him/his) William Woodard is a pianist/vocal coach returning to the Cafritz Young Artist Program at Washington National Opera for the 2020-2021 season. Last season, he made his Kennedy Center debut as an assistant conductor for WNO’s production of Don Giovanni.

Wolf Trap Opera
Coaching Fellow, 2020
Washington National Opera
Cafritz Young Artist, 2019-2021
Merola Opera Program
Coaching Fellow, 2019
Manhattan School of Music
MM Collaborative Piano, 2017-2019
Aspen Music Festival and School
Coaching Fellow/Collaborative Pianist, 2016-2018
Vanderbilt University
BM Piano Performance, 2013-2017
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La Bohème
Assistant Conductor

Washington National Opera, 2021


Sweeney Todd
Coach

Wolf Trap Opera, 2021

Biography

William Woodard is a pianist/vocal coach returning to the Cafritz Young Artist Program at Washington National Opera for the 2020-2021 season. Last season, he made his Kennedy Center debut as an assistant conductor for WNO’s production of Don Giovanni. William is an alumnus of many prestigious festivals including Wolf Trap Opera, the Merola Opera Program, the Aspen Music Festival, SongFest and AIMS in Graz where he was awarded the Outstanding Lieder Pianist Prize.

In the winter of 2019, William made his Carnegie Hall debut while participating in Renée Fleming’s SongStudio. As a recitalist, he has performed for LA Opera’s at Home concert series, M Institute, Florida Keys Concert Association and the Missouri River Arts Festival. William is also an avid chamber musician. The KOE Trio, which began playing together at Manhattan School of Music, was selected to perform in flautist Tara Helen O’Connor’s masterclass through The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in the spring of 2019.

William graduated from the Manhattan School of Music where he studied under the tutelage of Warren Jones and was a recipient of the Jensen Scholarship for Opera Accompanying. Previously, he attended Vanderbilt University where he was a Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholar and studied under Amy Dorfman.
“William impressed everyone at Wolf Trap during his summer there as a coaching fellow. Our singers loved working with him for his supportive and encouraging approach as a collaborator. He’s not only a sensitive, adept pianist, but also a wonderful person and colleague.”
— Grant Loehnig, Opera Philadelphia and Wolf Trap Opera

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