Music Director, Associate Professor
Phone: (312) 369-8322
Richard Woodbury is an educator, composer and sound designer serving as Associate Professor and “Distinguished Faculty Artist” in the Dance Department at Columbia College Chicago. A faculty member since 1977 and Associate Chair of the Dance Department from 1986 to 2006, Richard has been a key contributor to the growth and development of the Dance Department and its programs. He has composed numerous scores for dance including Stupormarket, Monument and Overflow for The Seldoms, Short Stories for Hedwig Dances, Pentimento for The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, and has performed live with The Merce Cunningham Dance Company and The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Richard’s credits in theater include music and/or sound design for Tony Award winning Broadway productions of: August: Osage County, A Long Day’s Journey Into Night, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Death of a Salesman, and The Young Man from Atlanta, numerous productions at Chicago’s renowned Goodman and Steppenwolf Theaters, and productions at the Stratford Festival in Canada, London’s Lyric and National Theatres, Theatre Marigny, Paris, France, and regional theaters across the United States. Richard has received Joseph Jefferson and Helen Hayes Awards for outstanding sound design, and the Ruth Page award for Outstanding Collaborative Artist, as well as nominations for Drama Desk and Ovation awards. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in music and dance from the Experimental College of the University of Minnesota (1976).