Dr. Philip A. Woodmore

Artistic Director of Voice

Dr. Woodmore has been an active member of the St. Louis music community for many years. He spent 14 years in the classroom teaching middle school choir at Ferguson and Berkeley Middle Schools in the Ferguson Florissant School District and Crestview Middle School in the Rockwood School District. He is a vocal coach to many students in the St. Louis area, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and New York. In 2007, Dr. Woodmore worked with his then supervisor, Shawna Flanigan, on building a robust music department at COCA that had a curriculum he developed to train many of our St. Louis singers in voice through the lens of musical theater. Dr. Woodmore also founded the Allegro Music Company in 2008 and was the music director for all summer musicals from 2004–2017. Dr. Woodmore spent several years at COCA training young singers from ages 6–20 and had a passion for taking young artists into the community to perform. During his tenure he took students all over St. Louis for performance opportunities and even traveled with students to New York to perform in the Lincoln Center. 

In August 2016, he was asked to compose an original score of a version of Antigone, translated by Bryan Doerries, called Antigone in Ferguson, which has been traveling the country for the past seven years and had an Off-Broadway run from 2018–2019. Dr. Woodmore has written three full length musicals since then, two of which have been performed in New York and many venues across the country. Last year he ventured on his own to create a project surrounding the topic of mental health, specifically in communities of color, and has created a brand new musical called Team M which he hopes to premiere in St. Louis in 2024. Dr. Woodmore earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing and Music, with a concentration in Vocal Performance, from Saint Louis University; a master’s degree in Music Education from Webster University; and PhD in Music Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a concentration in choral conducting and voice pedagogy. His dissertation is on the transformative power of music.

Dr. Philip A. Woodmore Headshot