Dr. Peter Wood serves as Associate Professor of Trumpet at the University of South Alabama in the United States. A 2007 recipient of USA¹s Excellence in Teaching Award, he has taught master classes and performed throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Europe, and South Korea. He performs with the Mobile Symphony Orchestra and has released two solo CD recordings on the MSR Classics and Beauport Classical labels. He serves as editor of the Recording Reviews column for the International Trumpet Guild Journal and as Tour Coordinator for the Alabama Ambassadors of Music. Prior to his appointment at the University of South Alabama, he served for ten years as a high school and college band director; and he has played with numerous orchestras, concert bands, and brass quintets throughout the United States.
Wood earned the Doctor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance at Indiana University, the Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Bachelor of 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.
"I have searched for 33 years to find a great Bb trumpet on which I can produce a rich, brilliant, and consistent sound quality with maximum efficiency, and I have finally found that in my Sonare 800. All the partials slot very well, and the horn really sings in the upper register. I have tried most of the highly respected instruments on the market today, and none can hold a candle to my Sonare. I love it!"
Contact Information :
Department of Music
1150 Laidlaw Performing Arts Center
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL 36688
Commanding Statements: Chamber Music for Trumpet, MSR Classics (MS 1203) - http://www.msrcd.com/1203/1203.html
In Concert II: New Music for Concert, Beauport Classical (BC 2803) - http://www.beauportclassical.com/Beauport_Classical/In_Concert_Series.html