A. Scott Wood
Mr. Wood has worked with young musicians as well, including the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shenandoah Valley, Potomac Valley, Chesapeake, Prince William, and D.C. Youth Orchestras, as well as George Mason University’s Potomac Arts Academy. He has been engaged as a guest conductor for numerous honors orchestras and mentored teacher-conductors through the Fairfax County Public Schools Academy. In 2006, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presented him with the Serage Award for Music Education.
Born into a military family, Mr. Wood traveled extensively as a young man and learned the trumpet in a German Musikverein. While attending the University of Illinois, he went to London as a finalist in the International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition. He subsequently was a fellow at the International Conductor’s Workshop in the Czech Republic, was the recipient of the first-ever conducting fellowship given jointly by the League of American Orchestras and Chorus America, and received a grant for study in Italy.
Mr. Wood lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife Mary, their daughters Emma and Eileen, and their dog Pixie.