Geneva Woode


Geneva Woode is an accomplished pianist, composer, and educator who has dedicated her life to the performing arts. During her distinguished career, which began in her teens, Geneva has accompanied and performed with, as well as composed vocals/ background arrangements for various artists such as The Temptations, James Brown, Odetta, John Clayton, Norman Johns, Sylvia Goldsmith, Wayne Cochran, and Carmne DeLeone. Additionally, Geneva has served as the assistant pianist for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, and the Middletown Symphony. Two community churches have been honored to have Geneva as their Minister of Music. The role of educator has also been a major focus for Geneva during the past 30 years. As both a Certified Gifted and Talented Lead Teacher and Department Chairperson for the Fine Arts, Geneva has taught vocal music and theory to grades K-12 for the Cincinnati Public Schools. As a faculty member at The School for Creative and Performing Arts, Geneva has served as vocal coach for many SCPA productions, including The Wiz, The King and I, The Taming of the Shrew, Mame, and others, in addition to teaching musical theater, choir, and vocal ensembles. Geneva has produced and directed several musicals at Withrow High School, as well as numerous community and church plays/musicals. In recognition of her talents, Geneva was asked to serve as Program Coordinator for UC’s Center for Young Scholars, a program designed to offer enhanced learning opportunities to our community’s gifted and talented students. For four years, Geneva selected faculty, designed curricula, set policies for student facilities and enrollment, addressed faculty needs, developed and marketed the program, and served as the liaison between the Cincinnati Public Schools and the University of Cincinnati. In addition, Geneva has served as a Class Demonstrator for The National Association for the Gifted and has taught music theory classes at CCM.