Graham Wood, Ph.D.

Professor of Music; Co-Coordinator of the Music Program

  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • M.A., University of Minnesota
  • B.A., University of Newcastle-on-Tyne, England

“On my first visit to campus, I was made to feel so welcome that I felt this would be the place to continue my academic career. At Coker, a conversation, a piece of encouragement, or a field trip to a concert can make a huge difference to a student. My favorite activities are working with students on musical theatre productions, taking students on study abroad trips to Europe with Dr. Kevin Kenyon, playing French horn, and introducing students to music that they thought they weren’t going to like.”


  • Survey of Music History I (MUS 331) & II (MUS 332)
  • Music Appreciation (MUS 230), Intro to World Music (MUS 235)
  • Broadway & Hollywood Musicals (MUS/THE 350)


  • Into the Woods
  • I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
  • Spring Awakening
  • You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown
  • Urinetown
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • She Loves Me
  • Carousel Songs for a New World
  • Oklahoma!
  • Cabaret
  • Starting Here, Starting Now
  • Godspell


  • Editorial Board, Studies in Musical Theater. Bristol, UK: Intellect Press (2007-).
  • Guest Editor for four musical theater articles in American Music Research Journal, vol. 19, 1-59 (2010).
  • “Ten Minutes and Fifty (Two) Years Ago: The Three TV Versions of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.”
  • Studies in Musical Theater, 3:1, 109-116 (2009).
  • “Why Do They Start to Sing and Dance All of a Sudden?: Examining the Film Musical,” in The Cambridge Companion to the Musical, 2d Ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • “Ray Evans” and “Bert Kalmar,” American Song Lyricists, 1920-1960, vol. 265, Dictionary of Literary Biography. Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research Company, 2002.
  • “The Development of Song Forms in the Broadway and Hollywood Musicals of Richard Rodgers, 1919-1943.” Ph.D diss. University of Minnesota, 2000.

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