6603 Lavinus Lane
Alexandria, VA 22315
A. Scott Wood is Music Director and Conductor of the Amadeus Orchestra and Interim Music Director of the Arlington Philharmonic. He is also Music Director of the Washington Conservatory Orchestra, the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, and the National Cathedral School Orchestra. The Orchestra Society of Philadelphia, which he first conducted in 2006, immediately asked him to return for several engagements.
In recent years, Mr. Wood was Assistant Conductor of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, which he often led at the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, and which awarded him the Serage Music Education Award. He has appeared on the podium of the American University Orchestra, the Washington Savoyards, Eldbrooke Opera, and Signature Theatre.
In 1999, he lectured at the Concurso Internacional de Canto Lirico in Peru and at a series presented by Borders Books. Under his leadership, Equinox Winds was praised by the Washington Post for its "warm and admirably clear" tone and "fine sense of shade and color". Mr. Wood's "Fanfare for a New Beginning" was nationally broadcast in 2000 on C-SPAN. His arranging work was described as "engaging" by the Washington Post.
Mr. Wood has also conducted the American Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony, the Potomac Valley Youth Symphony, the Chesapeake Youth Orchestra, the Prince William Youth Orchestra and the D.C. Youth Orchestra.
Born in Paris, Mr. Wood received his early training in a German Musikverein. He attended Mount Vernon High School in Virginia and the University of Illinois. He was a finalist in the International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition in 1986. In 1989, Mr. Wood substituted as conductor (in Leningrad and Liverpool) of the American Wind Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Wood lives in Alexandria with his wife Mary McLaren-Wood and their two daughters.