Benjamin Woods

BW Model Shots by W Sallenger- BW   018 2BBenjamin Woods has given numerous solo piano concerts across the country, including Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress, and Carnegie Recital Hall in New York City where he made his début in 1985. As pianist, he has presented many faculty recitals at Francis Marion University, chamber music and solo concerts at numerous other colleges and universities, and performances at community concert series and festivals. He has performed as guest soloist with the Florence Symphony Orchestra, Florence SC, and with the Florence Masterworks Chorus and Orchestra. He has performed with conductor John Paul and members of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Jackson Mississippi, and with Nicholas Smith and the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra. He was selected one of twelve national finalists in the U.S. Information Agency's Artistic Ambassador Competition, and one of ten finalists in the Beethoven International Piano Competition.  Former conductor of the Florence Symphony Orchestra, and presently a Professor Emeritus of music at Francis Marion University in Florence, SC, Benjamin Woods received the dual distinctions  of being named one of Francis Marion University's Board of Trustees' Research Scholars, and receiving the J. Lorin Mason Distinguished Professor Award.

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