George R. Woodhead papers
- 1941 - 1993
- Majority of material found within 1953-1993
- Woodhead, George R., 1921-1995 (Person)
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0.76 Cubic Feet (2 full-sized letter boxes)
Biographical / Historical
Woodhead served in the Army Medical Corps during World War II as an Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Psychiatrists from 1942 to 1946. Woodhead then served as the Veteran’s Counselor at Peabody Conservatory from 1946 to 1949. He studied at Peabody Conservatory as an organ and voice major, earning his bachelor’s degree in 1953 and his master’s degree 1954.
Being heavily involved in the community, Woodhead was the organist and choirmaster at Grace Lutheran Church in Hamilton, director of the Johns Hopkins Glee Club, director of the Bach Society of Baltimore, director of the Baltimore Lutheran Chorale, and chorus master of the Baltimore Opera Company. He was also involved at Peabody as conductor of the Peabody Preparatory Department Chorus, Madrigal Group, and the Chorus. He also taught at Goucher College, Essex Community College, Johns Hopkins University, and St. Mary’s Seminary.
Woodhead received the Distinguished Alumni Award by the Peabody Institute in 1971 and the Johns Hopkins Heritage Award in 1993. He died in 1995.
Scope and Contents
Series 2 is comprised of concert programs collected by Woodhead. Many of the programs list the Goucher-Hopkins Chorus as a participant. These particular programs have been placed in the Goucher College folders. The miscellaneous programs are from various performances primarily in the Baltimore area.