David C. Woodard, Jr., MME
Currently Retired Band Director / Choral Conductor/ Singer - Oratorio & Opera /EuphoniumPlayer/Entrepreneur/
Now Interim String-(Orchestra) Director
Asheville, NC 28801
Mr. Woodard recently retired (2010) from 31 years teaching Music in South Carolina to guest conduct, substitute teach (N.Buncombe Bands, Cane Creek MS Bands, Reynolds & Cane Creek Middle & Interim Enka Schools Orchestra Director), arrange music, perform as a vocalist and on euphonium. For 25 years, he served as Band Director at Irmo Middle School (Columbia, SC), 3 years at Irmo High School, and 2 years at C.E. Williams Middle School (Charleston, SC). During Mr. Woodard’s tenure with the program, The Irmo Bands earned 11 State championships and 3 times were named Finalist at Bands of America National Championships Indianapolis, Indiana. His own bands earned invitations to numerous clinics and festivals, including the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Ill., the Atlanta Band and Orchestra Clinic, University of Georgia Midfest Clinic and National Adjudicators’ Festivals in Atlanta, Chattanooga and Virginia Beach. Mr. Woodard has guest conducted at the Western International (Seattle), Midwest Clinics & Univ.'s of Wisconsin, Georgia, and South Carolina, as well as at Carnegie Hall. His Irmo Middle School Band was awarded the Sudler Cup for the year 2000. He holds both a BA and Master of Music Ed. from the University of South Carolina. He served as Drum Major for the Carolina Marching Band from 1976-1978, as well as the Barnwell Scarlet Knights H.S. Band in 1975.
Mr. Woodard currently sing with the Trinity Episcopal Church Chancel Choir2010-2016 currently playing with Trinity Handbell Choir. He soloed with the Asheville Choral Society in December 2011, singing, King Balthazar in excerpts of Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti. He has served as clinician with the N.Buncombe HS Chorus Men’s section, Marching as well as Concert Bands. Mr. Woodard most recent vocal experiences have been as the Singing Servant in Asheville Lyric Opera’s production of La Traviata, Tosca, Die Fledermaus, Barber of Seville most recently in Mozart's Magic Flute and Asheville Symphony Orchestra & Chorus' Verdi Requiem.