Jeriad Wood

Trombonist, U.S. Air Force Band of the West

Jeriad Wood is a trombonist in the United State Air Force Band of the West located in Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Wood served as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Trombone at Texas Woman’s University and Adjunct Professor of Trombone at Blinn College. Passionate about music education, Wood has had the opportunity to teach internationally in Denmark, Taiwan, Japan, and China. Dr. Wood has also taught applied trombone lessons at the University of Texas as well as numerous schools in Texas.

Dr. Wood currently plays bass trombone with the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra in College Station, Texas, serves as Second Trombonist with the Round Rock Symphony in Round Rock, Texas, and is a substitute with the Boston Opera. As well as performing in the United States, Wood has given concerts in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Switzerland, France, Germany, and in the United Kingdom. Dr. Wood has also been a featured soloist with the University of Texas Trombone Choir at performances in Aarhus and Copenhagen, Denmark. Wood was also featured with the Trombone Choir when they played at the International Trombone Festival in Austin, Texas and in Paris, France. In 2010 Wood was the winner of the Eastern Trombone Workshop’s Division II Bass Trombone National Solo Competition. Dr. Wood has also been a finalist in the Big 12 Trombone Conference solo competition, the Steven Zellmer Orchestral Excerpt Competition, and a two-time finalist in the Emory Remington International Trombone Choir Competition.

Dr. Wood earned his DMA in trombone performance from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013. He also holds a master’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin in trombone performance and a bachelor’s degree in music education from West Texas A&M University. Woods’ primary teachers were Joseph Cox, Rai Morales, Charles Villarrubia, and Nathaniel Brickens.

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Jeriad Wood