Associate Professor of Trumpet, University of South Alabama
Artist's BiographyDr. Peter Wood, Associate Professor of Trumpet at the University of South Alabama and Publications Editor for the International Trumpet Guild, has performed on four continents in a wide variety of musical settings. At USA, he teaches applied trumpet and coaches brass ensembles and is a two-time recipient of university Excellence in Teaching Awards. His trumpet students have won high honors at national and international competitions, and the USA brass chamber music program that he founded has expanded to include a brass choir, six student brass quintets, two trumpet ensembles, and a host of other large and small ensembles. He has taught master classes and performed solo recitals at colleges and universities throughout North America, and he has also performed and taught in Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has performed at conferences of the International Trumpet Guild, College Music Society, and Society of Electroacoustic Music in the United States, as well as at the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival. Locally, he plays with the Mobile Symphony Orchestra and has released two solo CD recordings on the MSR Classics and Beauport Classical labels.
Wood earned the Doctor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance and Literature at Indiana University-Bloomington, the Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree at the University of Illinois. His principal trumpet teachers include Stephen Burns, Edmund Cord, John Aley, Ray Sasaki, Michael Tunnell, and Patrick Dessent. He lives in Mobile with his wife, hornist Jodi Graham Wood, and three children.
Peter Wood plays Bach Artisan Bb and C trumpets and a Conn Vintage One flugelhorn.