Bio

June 16, 2016

Dr. Geoffrey Wood enjoys an active and diverse performance schedule as a soloist, chamber, and ensemble musician. Experienced in classical, jazz and commercial music, he can be seen playing with groups ranging from symphony orchestras to jazz and rock bands. He has performed with numerous professional orchestras including the South Florida Symphony, Symphony Orchestra Augusta, Columbus Symphony (Indiana) and the Mahlerfest Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Wood has years of experience playing in chamber groups and most recently was a featured artist at the 2016 Great American Brass Band Festival and the 2016 Salvation Army Composers Symposium as a member of the Bulldog Brass Society brass quintet. As a jazz artist, Geoffrey can be seen performing weekly club dates as a sideman and bandleader.

 On top of performing, Geoffrey is also an avid supporter of new music. In July 2016 he produced and released his debut solo album Upper/Downer. Shortly after this, the album was picked up for worldwide distribution to major digital retailers in January 2017 by the EMPiRES label. For this recording he commissioned all new pieces with the goal of creating repertoire for the trumpet that combines stylistic elements from jazz, pop, electronic, and classical music. He also enjoys composing and performing with the Whitehall Jazz Collective, a contemporary ensemble focused on presenting original arrangements and compositions.

Dr. Wood maintains a growing teaching studio in Northeast Georgia. He is also an Orchestral Teaching Artist with the Atlanta Music Project Academy.

Geoffrey received his DMA from the University of Georgia where he was a student and teaching assistant of Mr. Philip Smith and a member of the graduate brass quintet, the Bulldog Brass Society. Former teachers include John Rommel, Dr. Brandon Craswell, Mike Tiscione, Dr. Amy Schendel and David Greenhoe. He received his BM from the University of Iowa and MM from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.