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Alex Woods

Alex Woods
  • Lecturer of Music-Piano

Alexander Woods is a pianist and music teacher living in the Twin Cities. He completed his master's degree in Collaborative Piano and Coaching at the University of Minnesota and bachelor's degrees in Music and Religious Studies at Pomona College in Claremont, CA. He enjoys performing a wide array of repertoire, spanning everything from art song to choral music to chamber works. Woods is also an experienced jazz & pop musician, and consistently seeks to incorporate a variety of styles in his performances.

Woods enjoys a busy career as a piano teacher and freelance pianist in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and has performed in Switzerland, Italy, and throughout the United States. In addition to working at UW-Eau Claire, he holds positions at Borromeo Music Festival and St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church. Woods is an active keyboardist in the Twin Cities popular music scene, having performed and recorded with bands in several genres.

Woods was the recipient of the Rydell Fellowship in Accompanying and Coaching at the University of Minnesota and the McCord Memorial Grant at Pomona College, which funded summer music study at several festivals. His primary teachers include Timothy Lovelace, Lydia Artymiw, Genevieve Lee, and Ming Tsu.

 


Teaching Interests
  • MUSI 106 Class Piano
  • MUSI 108 Advanced Class Piano
  • MUSI 151/351 Applied Piano

Performing Interests:

  • Art Song
  • Contemporary Music
  • Chamber Music
  • Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Pop Styles
  • Academic Interests:
  • Music Theory & Composition
  • Music and Religion

Academic Interests:

  • Music Theory & Composition
  • Music and Religion
Education
  • M.M. Collaborative Piano & Coaching, University of Minnesota
  • B.A. Music, Pomona College
  • B.A. Religious Studies, Pomona College