Gregory Woodward

Gregory Woodward

Retired Dean, School of Music


After serving as Ithaca College’s interim vice president for academic affairs/provost for the 2010–11 academic year, Gregory Woodward recently returned as the dean of the School of Music at the College. He was formerly the dean of the Division of Graduate and Professional Studies at Ithaca College.

Woodward is a full professor and member of the composition and theory faculty at Ithaca, where he has taught for over 30 years. In addition, he served for almost 20 years as the chair or cochair of graduate studies in music and was the director of music admissions and assistant to the dean at Ithaca. Previously Professor Woodward was a full-time member of the music faculty at Valparaiso University, a part-time lecturer in music at Cornell University, and a guest lecturer in the Sanford Visiting Professorship Program at Yale University. He was also the musical director of the Nutmeg Musical Theatre Playhouse located in Storrs, Connecticut.

Professor Woodward holds a D.M.A. in music composition from Cornell University where he studied with Karel Husa and Steven Stucky, an M.M. in composition from Ithaca College, and a B.M. in composition from the University of Connecticut. He attended Harvard University as a Music Leadership in Higher Education Fellow in the Graduate School of Education, and was invited to participate in seminars on advanced score analysis and conducting with Pierre Boulez and the Cleveland Orchestra. 

Professor Woodward has received composition grants from the Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer, and the America the Beautiful Fund and several commissions from professional performing ensembles and soloists, college and university ensembles, and public school music programs.