William
Woodard

Pianist/Vocal Coach
William Woodard

(He/Him) William Woodard is a pianist/vocal coach in his first year with the Lindemann Young
Artist Development Program. He joins the Met Music Staff as an Assistant Conductor this season for The Magic Flute - Holiday Presentation. Previously, William was a Cafritz Young Artist at Washington National Opera from 2019-2021. In the winter of 2020, he made his Kennedy Center debut as an Assistant Conductor for WNO’s production of Don Giovanni.

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William Woodard

William Woodard is a pianist/vocal coach enteri his first year with the Lindemann Young
Artist Development Program. He joins the Met Music Staff as an Assistant Conductor this season for The Magic Flute. Previously, William was a Cafritz Young Artist at Washington National Opera from 2019-2021. In the winter of 2020, he made his Kennedy Center debut as an assistant conductor for WNO’s production of Don Giovanni.

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 past summer, William served as Chorus Master for
Wolf Trap Opera’s Double Bill production of Holst’s Sāvitri and Viardot’s Cendrillon. William
made his Carnegie Hall debut while participating in Renée Fleming’s SongStudio in 2019. As a
recitalist, he has performed at several embassies in Washington DC, 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. The KOE Trio, which began playing together
at Manhattan School of Music, was selected to perform in flautist Tara Helen O’Connor’s
masterclass through The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in the spring of 2019.

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.

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