Mr. Gerald Wood
Adjunct Instructor of Horn, Horn
Location: Room 422, Fine Arts Building
DMA (ABD) Horn Performance University of Illinois
MM Horn Performance University of Southern Mississippi
BM Music Education Stephen F. Austin State University
Gerald Wood is currently a freelance musician and private instructor throughout the DFW area, in addition to his duties as a regular extra with both the Dallas and Fort Worth Symphonies. He has completed his course work for a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Horn performance at the University of Illinois under the direction of Dr. Kazimierz Machala. He has also completed a Masters of Music Performance at the University of Southern Mississippi and received a Bachelors of Music Education at Stephen F. Austin State University. In the fall of 2003 he spent time in Winterthur, Switzerland studying at the Musik Hochschule, Zürich with David Johnson of the American Horn Quartet. Mr. Wood’s playing experience runs the gamut of performance ensembles, both large and small. He has marched with The Cavalier Drum and Bugle Corps, played in numerous university ensembles and regional orchestras and played in many nationally renowned chamber ensembles, including the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, and has been a member of the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse Horn Quartet since the fall of 1998. Mr. Wood has won numerous first place solo honors including the concerto competition held at the 21st annual Southeast Horn Workshop, the Drum Corps International Individual and Ensemble Competition, the 2001 Midwest Horn workshop, the University of Illinois School of Music Concerto Competition and most recently Grand Prize at the International Women's' Brass Conference, in addition to being a finalist in seven major symphony auditions. A strong supporter of music education, Mr. Wood has taught horn privately for over sixteen years to all ages. He is husband to Molly and father to Seth, Sam and Lydia and currently resides in Colleyville.