Soundings, Volume 10, Number 1, Spring 2009


Gregory Woodward, a member of the music faculty since 1984, began as the dean of the music school on July 1, 2008. Since 2003 he had been the dean of Ithaca College’s Division of Graduate and Professional Studies. Woodward joined the Department of Music Theory, History, and Composition as a composer in 1984 and has been a full professor since 2000. He has extensive experience as an administrator with the school. From 1985 to 2003 he was chair or cochair of graduate studies in music and director of summer programs in music, and from 1981 to 1983 he was Ithaca’s director of music admissions and assistant to the dean. He has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses and has written works for orchestra, wind ensemble, band, and chamber ensemble as well as jazz, popular, and theater music.

Woodward earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut, master’s degree from Ithaca College, and doctorate from Cornell University. He previously served on the music faculty at Cornell and at Valparaiso University and held a six-year appointment as a Sanford Visiting Scholar in the School of Music at Yale University. He has studied composition under such notables as Karel Husa, Steven Stucky, and Donald Martino. His professional affiliations include the American Conference of Academic Deans, American Association of Colleges and Universities, College Music Society, and Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Music Honor Society.

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