“ [ Tuba Concerto is ] a Tour de force...This is a great piece!  Thanks Woodward!” 
           - Sergio Carolina, Tuba News

"With expressive lines and interesting harmonies throughout, this expertly scored piece will be a memorable addition to any concert program."
           -John Thompson, The Instrumentalist

Biography

Dr. James Charles Woodward

As an Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition at Jacksonville State University, composer in residence for the Etowah Youth Orchestra, and award winning author, Dr. James Woodward has written and performed in concerts, films, commissions, and musicals.  He was the recipient of the 2012 Alabama Music Teachers Association Composer of the Year, the 2006 BMI Pete Carpenter Film Scoring Fellowship, the 2007 Kappa Kappa Psi Alpha Beta Chapter Commission Competition, a Meet the Composer Grant, and a Fellowship at the Virginia Arts Festival John Duffy Composers Institute.  His concert works are published by Daehn Publications, GIA Publications, and Cimarron Music Press.  Recordings of his works are available on Cedille Records, Mark Records, and Baer Tracks Music.

As a concert pianist, Dr. James Woodward has performed in many recitals and concerts including guest soloist appearances with the Classics Philharmonic and the Georgia Symphony Orchestra performing his children's work When Rebecca Woogie Came to Town and his Piano Concerto, Downey's Groove.  

As a composer for musicals, James has collaborated with playwrights Melanie Martin Long and April-Dawn Gladu to create two children's musicals at the Georgia Shakespeare Company, The Frog Prince (text and lyrics by Melanie Martin Long) and The Emperor and the Nightingale (text and lyrics by April-Dawn Gladu).

Dr. James Woodward received his degrees from Arizona State University, University of Southern California, and the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.  His principal composition teachers were Stephen Hartke, Jody Rockmaker, John Downey, and Ronald Foster.