Randi Wooding, M.M.
Mezzo-soprano Randi Wooding was born in Beaumont, Texas where she began singing at the young age of six. She participated in choir and singing competitions all throughout middle and high school and was selected to perform in the Texas All-State Choir in 2006 and 2008. Randi pursued a Bachelor of Music degree with a choral concentration at Lamar University and received her Texas teaching certification in May of 2012. During her undergraduate studies she was selected to perform in the southeast Texas young artist showcase “Brilliance 9”, hosted an American folk song workshop for English second-language learners, worked as cantor and youth choir director at St. Anne Catholic Church, taught voice in the Beaumont and Houston areas, and travelled abroad to participate in the American Institute of Musical Studies summer program in Graz, Austria. Randi graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Plummer Award for maintaining a 4.0 GPA during her studies at Lamar University.
In 2013 Randi moved to San Antonio to pursue a Master’s of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy at The University of Texas at San Antonio. She was recently selected to perform the role of Pitti-Sing in the UTSA Lyric Theater production of The Mikado and was honored with the Lyric Theater Service Award from The Opera Guild of San Antonio. Randi studies voice with mezzo-soprano Dr. Susan Olson at UTSA and plans on graduating in May of 2015. Randi has a deep passion for teaching and a strong desire to pass on to future generations the love of music that has so wonderfully shaped her own life. Randi ultimately aspires to teach voice at the collegiate level and will later pursue a doctorate in voice studies.