Alicia Woodberry, Voice & Piano
Soprano Alicia Woodberry has been praised as an insightful musician and captivating performer. Her most recent successes in opera include performing with the Genesius Guild Theatre Foundation as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, for which the River Cities’ Reader praised her for “shining vocally.”
Ms. Woodberry is an active performer, and some of her recent roles include La sorella cercatrice in Suor Angelica (Peabody Opera Theatre), Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos (Miami Music Festival), Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi (Genesius Guild), and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte (Genesius Guild).
Always striving to improve her artistry, Ms. Woodberry has continued her education through summer training programs. As an apprentice with Miami Music Festival, she performed in Ariadne auf Naxos; studied with Manny Perez, Anthony Manoli, and Eglise Gutiérrez; and participated in masterclasses, aria nights, and Michael Rossi's Career Institute. She also attended the Vancouver International Song Institute in 2014 and Bel Canto in Tuscany in 2019.
As a chorister, Alicia has performed with the Augustana Choir under the direction of Dr. Jon Hurty, and toured with the choir during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. She has also performed with the Jenny Lind Ensemble, Chamber Singers of Augustana College, and the Handel Oratorio Society, with repertoire ranging from Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St. John’s Passion, Mozart’s Requiem, and beyond. She is currently a staff singer with St. John's Episcopal Church in Georgetown.
A devoted educator, Ms. Woodberry has taught voice and piano lessons for almost ten years. She studied Vocal Pedagogy and Piano Pedagogy at Augustana College, and her students have earned lead roles in school and community theatres, been accepted to prestigious arts schools, and attended major summer music programs around the country. Ms. Woodberry enjoys crafting her lesson plans according to her students' personal goals, learning styles, and level of ability and has experience teaching students ages 5-60.
Ms. Woodberry is a recent graduate of the Master of Music in Vocal Performance program at Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and studied with Tony Arnold. She attended Augustana College, where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. She received a Peabody Talent Award and the George Castelle Memorial Award, and was the recipient of the J & R Hendren Music Award for her dedication to music in the classroom and on the stage. She studies with soprano Jennifer Casey Cabot.