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Christopher J. Woodruff

Lecturer, Applied Trumpet, Music Appreciation, Associate Director of Bands

Christopher J. Woodruff

Davidson Music Center Room 214A | 805-756-2556 | | Wind Bands Web page | Mustang Band Web

Christopher Woodruff joined the faculty at Cal Poly as associate director of bands in the fall of 2006. In addition to his responsibilities with the concert and athletic bands, he teaches courses in music theory and music appreciation. As instructor of trumpet he also coaches the Cal Poly Brass choir and teaches courses in brass pedagogy.

Woodruff received a bachelor's degree in music education at Louisiana State University and taught high school band for several years in Florida. He continued studies in conducting at Northwestern University, where he received the Eckstein Band Conducting Grant and completed the master of music. His principal conducting teachers have included Frank Wickes, John Paynter, Stephen Peterson and Mallory Thompson.

He is a founding member of the Pacific Coast Brass Ensemble, a presenter of both traditional and new works of chamber music for brass. He has performed solo works for trumpet with the Penn Central Wind Band, San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra and the San Luis Obispo Chamber Orchestra.

Woodruff holds professional memberships with the Music Educators National Conference, California Band Directors Association, College Music Educators Association, World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, and the International Trumpet Guild. He is also a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Pi Kappa Lambda and is chapter co-sponsor of Iota Pi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi.


Woodruff personal Web page.