Music Department

Faculty Bio

Bio Image Louisa Ellis Woodson

Louisa Ellis Woodson

Adjunct Instructor of Harp
Office Location: OG 082

Academic Background

Doctorate:
Manhattan School of Music
Country: United States
Degree: D.M.A.
Major: Harp Performance
Masters:
Indiana University
Country: United States
Degree: M.M.
Major: Harp Performance
Bachelors:
Indiana University
Country: United States
Degree: B.M.
Major: Harp Performance

Biography

Louisa Ellis Woodsonhas been playing the harp since age nine. In May, 2008, she received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in harp from Manhattan School of Music in New York. She also holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Harp Performance (with high distinction) from Indiana University, where she studied with Distinguished Professor Susann McDonald.

Dr. Woodson is currently the Adjunct Instructor of Harp and an instructor in music theory and music history at Indiana University Southeast.  She has also served as Lecturer in Harp and Music Theory at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. In addition to maintaining a private harp studio and busy freelance schedule, she is the former Principal Harpist with the Waco Symphony Orchestra and long-term substitute with the San Antonio Symphony. She recently participated as a guest faculty member in the Young Artists' Harp Seminar in Rabun's Gap, Georgia. She has appeared in many types of theater productions, including ballet, opera, and musical theater, and has appeared in the New York Musical Theater Festival. She also enjoys regular chamber music collaborations with various instruments, including Sempiternal Sounds, her duo with Dr. Ryan Gardner, trumpet.  Dr. Woodson is a founding member and proud participant in the Astraios music network.  She is thrilled to have recently moved back to Louisville, Kentucky, her hometown.

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