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Faculty & Staff - Chris

Chris Woods

Chris Woods

Associate Professor of Music

Year Started at Greenville College: 1994
Office: Whitlock Music Center 305
Office Hours:

M, W 8:30 - 9:30; 2:30 - 3:30
T 9:30
F 8:30
and by appointment

Phone: (618) 664-6568

What's your favorite thing about working at Greenville College?

There is nothing more satisfying than the "Ah-ha!" moment of teaching. Whether it's the result of a lecture or tutoring or a casual conversation, when a connection and understanding blossoms, it makes my day!

What attracted you to the Music Department, and how do you use it outside of the classroom?

I was raised in a musical family - everybody played some kind of instrument. A performance degree in college seemed to be my "stepping stone" to a playing career in an orchestra. While in college I discovered other aspects of music beyond playing the bass trombone. Music theory interested me more and more as did the application of theory to arranging and composing.

I continue to perform, write and conduct throughout the year. Since 1992 I've traveled to Germany during the summer to co-lead and play in the brass ensemble "eurobrass - music that goes beyond". Also during the summer I direct the Greenville Municipal Band. During the school year, I'm the bass trombonist with the St. Louis Wind Symphony. Occasionally I'm commissioned to compose music for a "Posaunenchor" - a German brass choir.

Related Experiences

Bass trombonist with St. Louis Wind Symphony