Haley Woodrow loves to partner with performers in crafting musical experiences that offer listeners an active role. Her music reflects a broad range of influences and genres, and combines styles as a primary objective.
Haley’s compositions have received awards from the 2018 International Arcady Emerging Composer Competition (for Winter Light), the National Band Association (for And it Begins), the Texas Music Educators Association (for And it Begins and March for Jazz), the MACRO Composition Competition (for Place of the Pike: Then and Now) and the Noteflight Big Band Composition Contest (for Something Entirely Different). Alfred, Hal Leonard, Barnhouse and MurphyMusicPress offer published versions of several of her compositions and she also actively self-publishes through her company, Woodrow Music.
As an educator, Haley currently is an Adjunct Instructor for both Tarrant County College and Weatherford College. Haley served as the staff Orchestra Director and Arranger for Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas, completing approximately 500 arrangements and establishing a home production studio in 2012. Haley began her musical journey as a trumpet player, and has performed professionally and taught many students privately for well over a decade.
Haley graduated with a Bachelor of Music in jazz studies from the University of Texas at Arlington, and earned her Master of Music in composition from Texas Christian University. She currently lives in Bedford, Texas with her husband Jonathan Woodrow, and is an avid CrossFitter and contributing member of Gateway Church of Southlake.