Known in the Hampton Roads community as a pianist and choral conductor, Charles Woodward has served as choral director at the Governor's School for the Arts. He is the Music Director of Ohef Sholom Temple where, in 2012, he celebrated his thirtieth anniversary, and of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Norfolk, where he conducts the church's annual Christmas presentation of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, broadcast by WHRO-FM.
As a pianist, Mr. Woodward is a frequent collaborator in both vocal and instrumental chamber concerts, having performed with the Virginia Arts Festival, Virginia Chamber Players, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Art Song of Williamsburg, and the Norfolk Chamber Consort; at The Phillips Collection (Washington, D.C.), Jordan Hall (Boston), and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and in Germany and Italy. In April 2011, he served as Principal Coach for the premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's Rappahannock County, a music theater work co-commissioned by the Virginia Opera and Virginia Arts Festival. Mr. Woodward's performances have been heard on American Public Media's Performance Today.
A graduate of Northwestern University, Charles Woodward has served on the adjunct music faculties of The College of William and Mary, Old Dominion University, and Christopher Newport University.