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William Woodard

William Woodard

William Woodard is a pianist/vocal coach in his second year with the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. This season he joins the Metropolitan Opera Music Staff for La traviata under the baton of Daniele Callegari. Previously, William was a Cafritz Young Artist at Washington National Opera. In the winter of 2020, he made his Kennedy Center debut as an assistant conductor for WNO’s production of Don Giovanni, under WNO’s Principal Conductor Evan Rogister.

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. This coming summer, William will serve as Chorus Master for Wolf Trap Opera’s production of La traviata, be on music staff for WTO’s production of Der Freischütz and play and conduct for the Studio Artist Showcase.

William made his Carnegie Hall debut while participating in Renée Fleming’s SongStudio in 2019. As a recitalist, he has performed at Bruno Walter Auditorium, at several embassies in Washington DC, with the Brooklyn Art Song Society, 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, and a former member of the KOE Trio, which he co-founded at Manhattan School of Music. He now continues his love of chamber music as a Featured Musician with After Arts for the 2022-2023 season.

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.