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Samantha Wood

— Vocal Instructor

Samantha Wood is a teacher and performer of many genres of singing, including: classical, musical theatre, jazz, and sacred music.  Samantha is a newly located Austin teacher and will be performing with the Austin Opera Chorus throughout the 2018-2019 season.

She recently entered doctoral candidacy at the University of North Texas, where she studied vocal performance and vocal pedagogy.  Beyond her work as a student, Samantha also held a position as a Teaching Fellow at UNT, and as such, she has had the opportunity to instruct applied voice lessons to a studio of graduate, undergraduate, and secondary vocal students, as well as teaching Class Voice for the Non-Music Major.

Recent performing credits include the title role of Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte.  Samantha was the winner of the 2016 UNT Concerto Competition and since winning she has frequently been a soloist with the UNT Symphony Orchestra under the baton of David Itkin.  In 2014, Samantha won the David Daniels Concerto Competition through the Oakland Symphony Orchestra in Detroit, MI and the Matilda Dodge Wilson Award for outstanding vocal excellence through Oakland University, where she received her Master of Music degree.

Samantha’s mission and philosophy of teaching is to first and foremost provide for the student and teacher a healthy and safe environment for vocal discovery and growth.  There are many facets to the rich discipline of vocal production.  Singing requires our minds and bodies to integrate our musical goals with our physical and mental well-being, all while never neglecting our imaginative abilities as well.  In her teaching, Samantha chooses to delve deeply into all these areas as she searches to find what is healthy and true to that individual’s voice and ability.