Jill J. Woodward

Jill J. Woodward (Mother Abbess), is the Director of the Annapolis Youth Chorus, Vocal Music director for Indian Creek Middle School and the Performing Arts director for the school’s Upper School.  In her sixteen years at Indian Creek, her choirs have won numerous awards and honors with many students participating in All-State Choruses.  She is also on the music staff of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, where he is a soloist and youth music conductor. Mrs. Woodward’s private voice studio has produced numerous vocal scholarship winners on the High School and University level.  She received her Bachelors in Music Education and Voice from the Hartt School of Music, in Connecticut where she studied under Mary Mack, Adelaide Bishop, John Feierabend and James Jordan.  Her graduate study in Voice and Opera was at Hartt and the University of Maryland and she holds a certificate from the Voice Care Network. Mrs. Woodward has performed at The Juilliard School, Westminster Choir College, the Worcester Chorus and Dundalk Community College and most recently with the McLean Symphony Orchestra.  Her performances include Carmina Burana (soprano soloist), The Impresario, Faust (Marguite), Candide (Cunegonde) and Marriage of Figaro (Susannah).   Mrs. Woodward and her husband have two children.