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Angela Woo

Conductor, 2024 Middle School Honors Junior Orchestra (Ambassador Auditorium); 2022 & 2019 Middle School Honors Junior Orchestra, 2020 High School Honors Symphony Orchestra (Carnegie Hall)

Angela Woo is Director of Instrumental Music at John Adams Middle School in Santa Monica, California where nearly 300 students comprise three concert bands and three string orchestras. The John Adams ensembles have consistently earned the highest possible ratings at performance festivals. In 2011, John Adams Middle School Wind Ensemble was selected to perform at the inaugural California All-State Music Education Conference as the only middle school concert band in the state to be so honored.
Ms. Woo is also Music Director of Pacific Symphony Youth Concert Band (Costa Mesa, California), part of the Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles.

Ms. Woo is highly sought after as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator. She was the first woman to conduct at the 1992 XIV New Music Forum in Mexico City, premiering wind music of Karel Husa, Vincent Persichetti, George Crumb and William Schuman. In 2018, Ms. Woo was the first international guest conductor at the State Honours Ensemble Program at the Queensland Conservatorium (Griffith University) in Brisbane, Australia, and returned in 2023 to guest conduct the high school Wind Orchestra with the Australian Honours Ensemble Program. Ms. Woo has been invited by several universities to lead professional development workshops for music educators at the elementary and secondary levels. Her guest conducting invitations have included All-State honor bands at the middle school and high school levels in Kentucky, Oregon, Michigan, Colorado, California, and Georgia. In 2020, the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association honored Ms. Woo with its Gold Award in recognition of her long-time service to music education.

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