Andréa Wood www.andreawoodmusic.com www.youtube.com/user/drewoodmusic Music Performer, Arranger, Educator, and Administrator Résumé (CV) Education • Manhattan School of Music. Masters of Music: Jazz Arts. New York, NY. 2011-‐2013. • • Michigan State University. Bachelor of Music: Jazz Studies. 2005-‐2009 Duke Ellington School of the Arts. High School: voice and piano major. 2002-‐ 2005. Andrea was a scholarship recipient at both Michigan State University and Manhattan School of Music. Performance Experience • 2009-present. Andrea performs at some of the east coast’s acclaimed venues as either a soloist, with her own band, or with one of the bands that she is the lead singer of. Top venues include: o The Kennedy Center (DC) o Twins Jazz (DC) o Cornelia Street Café (NYC) o The Iridium (NYC) o The Kitano (NYC) • Tours and Festivals: o India Tour/Jus’ Jazz Festival: The True School Band/ The Renee Rosnes Quartet Feat. Steve Wilson. Delhi, Mumbai, and Pune, India. November, 2013 National Center for the Performing Arts-‐ Mumbai Blue Frog-‐ Mumbai Shisha Café-‐ Pune Live From The Console-‐ Mumbai o The Andrea Wood Quartet Florida Tour. January 2012 Blue Jean Blues. Ft. Lauderdale. Fl Van Dyke Club. Miami, FL o The Atlas Theater: Intersections American Art Festival: The Andrea Wood Quartet. Washington D.C. 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. o The Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival. Rehoboth, DE. 2010, 2011 and 2012 o The Boston Public Library with the Will Armstrong Quartet. Boston, MA. 2011 o Fest Africa: Afrikan Rhapsody. 2011 o The DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival: The Andrea Wood Quintet. Wilmington, DE. 2011 o Adams Morgan Day Festival: The Andrea Wood Quartet. 2010 and 2011 o Andrea Wood Quartet France Tour. Toulouse, France. 2009. Le Petit London Mr. Big Stuff Le Marche Du Noel at MJC Les Amidonniers Le Marche Du Noel at Place du Capitole o The Detroit Jazz Festival: Donald Byrd Tribute Concert. 2009 • Other significant performances include: o The Smithsonian American Art Museum-‐ Take Five Music Series at the National Portrait Gallery. 2012 and 2013 o The Andrea Wood Quartet at Iridium Jazz Club. New York City. 2012. o Vocalist for Frank Zappa tribute band, Project/Object featuring Ike Willis and Ray White from the original Frank Zappa band at Iridium Jazz Club. September 2012. o Vocalist for the Stan Kenton Centennial concert with the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra. (released as live album). January 2012. o Michigan State University Fall and Spring Commencement Ceremonies. 2008 and 2009. o Vocalist for the performance with So Percussion Company of Steve Reich’s composition “Drumming” at Michigan State University. April 2007. • Musicals: o Sound of Music: Maria. Washington D.C. 2002. o Hair: Chrissy (featured a duet with Anthony Mayo of Broadway’s The Lion King). Washington D.C. 2003. • Choral/church experience: o Featured soloist at Metropolitan Memorial Church. Washington DC. 2005-‐present. o Lead soprano-‐ Manhattan School of Music Vocal Jazz Ensemble. NY, NY. 2011-‐2013 o Lead soprano-‐ Michigan State University Vocal Jazz Ensemble. East Lansing, MI. 2005-‐2009. o Choir member at Metropolitan Memorial Church. Washington D.C. 2000-‐2009 o Concert/Gospel Choir member-‐ Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Washington D.C. 2003-‐ 2005. o Wesley Methodist Church-‐ Assistant Choir Director. 5312 Connecticut ave. NW, Washington D.C, 2003-‐2005. o Janney Elementary School-‐ Assistant Director of the children’s choir, “Note Busters”. 4130 Albemarle st. NW, Washington D.C., 2003-‐2005. Arranging/Piano Experience • • Band member (keyboard) for Washington DC collaborative public elementary school choir organization, Notebusters. Fall and Spring concerts with members of the US Army Blues and US Army Chorus. Washington DC. 2010-‐present. Commissioned to arrange a vocal piece for The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew choir for the Jazz Vespers service at The DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival. Wilmington, DE. 2011 • Commissioned to arrange two vocal pieces for the All Saints Episcopal Church Choir for the Jazz Mass as part of the Rehoboth Jazz Festival. Rehoboth, DE. 2011 • Commissioned to arrange the instrumental scores for the Notebusters children’s choir Fall and Spring show. Washington, D.C. 2010 and 2011. Teaching/Outreach/Directing Experience • • • • • True School of Music: Head of the Vocal Department. 107 Sunmill Compound, Lower Parel. Mumbai, India. September-‐ December 2013. Jazz At Lincoln Center: Jazz for Young People. Outreach assemblies to New York City public schools. New York City. 2013-‐ present. Private piano and vocal teacher for children and adults. Obtaining 15 students at one given time. East Lansing, MI, Washington D.C., and New York City. 2003-‐present. Larchmont Music Academy: Private piano and voice instructor. 2089 Boston Post Road. Larchmont, NY 10538. September 2012-‐ present. Victoria Children’s Group: pre-‐school-‐ General music and private piano instructor. 230 Grand St. New York, NY 10013. June 2012-‐ present. • Weekly outreach concerts to YAI Center for Disabilities. New York City. 2012-‐2013. • Manhattan School of Music Distance Learning Center-‐ Gave webcam broadcasted master-‐classes and concerts. New York City. 2012. New York Public Schools: P.S. 036 Margaret Douglas-‐ 1st and 2nd grade recorder teacher. 123 Morningside Drive, New York, NY 10027. November 2011-‐ May 2012. • • Washing Jazz Arts Institute: Wee-‐Jam elementary division-‐ Instructor and co-‐creator of Jazz appreciation class taught to inner city students. Held at The Fishing School. 4737 Meade St, Washington D.C. November 2010-‐ June 2011. • Vacation Bible School Camp-‐ Musical Director. Washington D.C. June 23 and 24, 2010. • Janney Elementary School-‐ Assistant Director of the children’s choir, “Note Busters”. 4130 Albemarle st. NW, Washington D.C., 2003-‐2005. • Wesley Methodist Church-‐ Assistant Choir Director. 5312 Connecticul ave. NW, Washington D.C, 2003-‐2005. Office Experience • • Head of the Vocal Department-‐ True School of Music. Mumbai, India. September – December 2013. Assistant to Jazz Office Coordinator at The Manhattan School of Music, Stephanie Crease. New York, NY. 2011-‐2013. Volunteer/Other • • Server at Kitchenette Uptown Restaurant. New York, NY. 2012. Server Cabana’s Restaurant. Washington DC. 2008-‐2011. • • • • Au Pair (live-‐in Nanny) for a French family in Toulouse, France. Full-‐time care for a two and a half-‐year-‐old boy and a nine month-‐old baby girl. Toulouse, France, September9-‐December 22 2009. Volunteer for Michigan State University’s Jazz Spectacular events. Gave campus tours to students and helped organize and assist various events. Throughout 5 days in mid April 2007, 2008 and 2009. Volunteer and Guest performer for Lansing High School Career day. Lansing, Michigan, January 2009. Volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club of Lansing. Lansing, Michigan, October 1-‐ November 30, 2006. Discography • Will Armstrong: Music for SOMEONE, Alice McDermott. 2013 • The Manhattan School of Music Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra: Artistry in RhythmMusic of The Innovations Orchestra (orchestral works of Stan Kenton). 2013 • Kray: “Put It Down”- Single featuring Bizzy Bone, Lil Rob, and Andrea Wood. 2012 • Will Armstrong: Will Armstrong. 2012 • Andrea Wood: Dhyana. 2011 • Tosin and African Rapsody: Restoration. 2010. • Dream Team DC: Spitacular. 2010 • Andrea Wood: Andrea Wood. 2009. • Michigan State’s Bebop Spartans- Jazz Band 1: Michigan State’s Bebop Spartans. 2008. • Moricio Velarde: The Band. 2008. • Michigan State’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble 1: Michigan State’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble 1. 2008.
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