Alexander Woods


Alexander Woods holds bachelor’s degrees in music and religious studies from Pomona College, where he studied piano performance with Genevieve Lee and Ming Tsu. He enjoys solo and collaborative repertoire, with interests in contemporary music, jazz, and popular styles. Woods is grateful to be the recipient of several grants and prizes that funded summer study at Brevard Music Festival (NC), Adamant Music School (VT), the Collaborative Piano Institute (MN), InterHarmony International Festival (Milan), and Borromeo Music Festival in Altdorf, Switzerland. His interests include music theory, composition, ethnomusicology, and Islamic studies. Performance highlights include recitals featuring works of D. Scarlatti, J.S. Bach, Haydn, Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn, R. Schumann, Brahms, Liszt, Chaminade, Debussy, Ravel, Britten, Ives, Copland, Dutilleux, Rzewski, Bolcom, and Tom Flaherty; and a tour of Southern California as a pianist with the Pomona College Glee Club). This year, Woods will begin a M.M. program in collaborative piano at the University of Minnesota.