- Program:Music Teaching & Learning
- Division:Research and Scholarly Studies
Vince Womack is Music Director at James A. Foshay Learning Center, an urban, K-12 public school in south Los Angeles. This position followed a seven-year tenure at Canoga Park High School where he was director of instrumental and choral music. From Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Dolby Theater, to the Hollywood Bowl and the Cathedral of Our Lady, Mr. Womack has conducted ensembles in the finest venues in Los Angeles.
Mr. Womack recently initiated and oversaw the completion of a 10 million dollar theater renovation project at Foshay. This impressive performing arts facility brings state-of-the-art quality opportunities to the school and community. Due to his efforts to overcome odds and bring high quality, creative music education to public, inner-city schools, Mr. Womack has received the Fulfillment Fund Outstanding Teacher Award, the Bogart/USC Family of Five Teacher Award, the Los Angeles Music Center’s Bravo Award, the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation Award, and ETM-LA’s Shining Star Award.
Mr. Womack teaches in the Music Teaching & Learning department at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and was previously Assistant Director of the USC Trojan Marching Band. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Michigan and a master’s in Music Education from the University of Southern California.
PBS recently featured Mr. Womack in an inspiring mini-documentary called The Jazz Ticket, which follows the journey of a promising Foshay music student preparing to audition for the Berklee College of Music. Mr. Womack and his students have made multiple national television appearances and and were featured in the premiere episode of the Queen Latifah Show performing with Grammy Award-winner, Alicia Keys. Under Mr. Womack’s direction, the Foshay Jazz Ensemble recently performed in Paris, France as American Ambassadors.