Dr. Peter Wood serves as Assistant Professor of Music (Trumpet and Music Theory) at the University of South Alabama, where he teaches applied trumpet, coaches brass ensembles, and teaches such courses as freshman theory, brass methods, brass literature, and brass pedagogy. As a trumpeter, he has performed throughout the United States in various solo, chamber, jazz, and orchestral settings.
He plays principal trumpet in the Gulf Coast Symphony and third trumpet in the Mobile Symphony and has performed with a variety of ensembles including the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Brass Quintet, Bloomington Symphony, Columbus Pro Musica, Danville Symphony, Camerata Orchestra, and Wood Family Chamber Players. Recent solo performances include conferences of the College Music Society in San Juan, Puerto Rico, of the Society of Electroacoustic Music in the United States in Eugene, Oregon, of the International Trumpet Guild conference in Glassboro, New Jersey; and recitals at Tulane University, Aurora University, the University of Alabama and the University of South Alabama, and the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival in Gainesville, Florida. He also serves the International Trumpet Guild as editor of the Recording Reviews column for the ITG Journal.
Prior to his appointment in Mobile, he taught for seven years as Director of Bands and trumpet professor at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. He also was Director of Bands at Danville High School in Danville, Illinois, where his bands consistently earned superior ratings and won first place in the National Peach Bowl marching band field competition.
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 (Summa Cum Laude) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His principal trumpet teachers include Stephen Burns, Edmund Cord, John Aley, Ray Sasaki, and Michael Tunnell.
He lives in Mobile with his wife, hornist Jodi Graham Wood, and three children.