Monika Woods received her musical training at the prestigious Gh. Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania where she graduated with high honors and a Masters in Stylistics of Clarinet Performance.
During that time she also taught clarinet in the local high school of music and dialogue with students further opened her mind and ears to the wonderful subtleties of the instrument, her nurturing but rigorous teaching style earning high marks with students. An adventurer and dedicated lover of lilting melodies, soon she was playing Mozart duets on the streets of Provincetown on days off between summer-abroad jobs, and not long after that was performing at exhibits, benefit concerts, Cape churches, and as a featured clarinet soloist with the Chatham Chorale.
In 2013, the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra sponsored New England Concerto Competition featured her as a guest artist at their Virtuosos concert, audience members casted their votes and she became the first award winner: “The Soloist”.
Monika teaches music for all levels and ages, and she loves to be diving into music from a variety of angles, and is grateful to live in a place that appreciates the arts.
“Inspiring Communities” is Monika’s most current project and includes: