(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.
Washington National Opera, 2021
Wolf Trap Opera, 2021
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.
— Grant Loehnig, Opera Philadelphia and Wolf Trap Opera