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Degrees and Certifications:
Certification: Texas Music EC-12 Furman University Greenville, SC Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, Class of 2011 Choral Directors- Dr. Hugh Floyd, Dr. Bingham Vick, Jr., and Dr. William Thomas Kingwood High School, Class of 2007 Kingwood, TX Choral Directors- Keith Dixon, James Park, Jenn Goodner, and Jason Watt
Mrs. Caroline Cavenaugh Woodard
Mrs. Cavenaugh Woodard is a native of the Houston area and is a product of our Texas choral programs and Texas All-State Choirs. She received the degree of Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, where she also studied conducting with Bingham Vick, Jr. and Hugh Floyd. She was a member of the Furman Chamber Choir, the Furman Opera Theatre, Pauper Players, and Furman Singers, one of the nation’s prominent touring choirs, which she served as a soloist and as president.
Mrs. Cavenaugh has been a soprano soloist in works such as Faure's Requiem, Rutter's Magnificat, Handel's Messiah, Saint-Saens' Christmas Oratorio, Puccini's Messa di Gloria, K. Lee Scott's Requiem, Bach's B Minor Mass and Haydn's Harmoniemesse. She has also performed the role of "Maria" in Bernstein's West Side Story, "Amahl" in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors, "Johanna" in Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, "Cinderella" Cinderella, Guys & Dolls, Into the Woods, Music Man, Wizard of Oz, Aladdin, Oliver, Annie, Thoroughly Modern Mille, and many others. During these years, Mrs. Woodard had the privilege to study with Keith Dixon, James Park, Barry Dean, and Melanie Cavenaugh. In the summer of 2010, Mrs. Woodard was awarded a scholarship to study in Florence, Italy at the Bel Canto Institute, where she performed works by Bellini, Donizetti, and Rossini, and was coached by teachers and conductors from the New York Metropolitan Opera.
After receiving her Bachelor of Music degree, Mrs. Cavenaugh returned home to earn her Texas certification and do her student teaching at Kingwood Park High School with James Park. In the spring of 2012, she received “Student Teacher of the Year” Award through the Lone Star College System. While at Kingwood Park High School, Mrs. Woodard was the music director for the school’s first musical and directed their first show choir.
While at Porter High School, Mrs. Cavenaugh has directed four musicals, Annie in 2013 and Seussical in 2014, which received three Tommy Tune nominations, Music Man in 2016, which also received Tommy Tune nominations, and Peter Pan, which received 8 Tommy Tune Nominations (including Best Direction, Best Musical Direction, and Best Ensemble). She was nominated as "Teacher of the Year" by the administration, and won "Teacher of the Year" by the student body. Mrs. Woodard's choirs have received sweepstakes for the 5 years she has been teaching for both of her varsity choirs. She has served as TMEA Region 33 Vocal Chair.
She recently performed in Bernstein's West Side Story as "Maria" at the Owen Theatre in Conroe, TX. She received "Best Performing Actress in a Musical" and "Best Overall Actor in a Drama, Comedy, or Musical" in Montgomery, TX. She has also served as soprano soloist with Houston Symphony North of Houston and has performed with the Houston Symphony Chorus.
She has the honor and privilege of being a member of the Houston Chamber Choir.
In her spare time, Mrs. Cavenaugh loves spending time with her family, watching movies after movies, and playing with dogs, especially her collies, Jazzie and Flicka and our mascot, Singer.