Samantha Wood is a teacher and performer of many genres of singing, including classical, musical theatre, jazz, and sacred music.
She recently received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas, where she studied vocal performance and vocal science/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.
As a performer, Samantha has portrayed many operatic and musical theatre roles. Recent performing credits include: Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte, and Rona Peretti in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She has won several awards and competitions in singing, including the UNT Concerto Competition, the David Daniels Concerto Competition, and the Matilda Dodge Wilson Award for vocal excellence (Detroit, MI).
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.