A. Scott Wood

Photo of professor A. Scott Wood
Director of Orchestral Activities,
Music Program
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A. Scott Wood is director of orchestral activities at the George Washington University’s Corcoran School of Arts and Design. He is also music director and conductor of the Arlington Philharmonic and the Amadeus Orchestra. He is the distinguished holder of the Roeckelein Chair in Music at the National Cathedral School and St. Albans School and a member of the conducting faculty at the Washington Conservatory of Music.

Professor Wood has guest-conducted the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion, the Wolf Trap Orchestra, the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia, the Brevard (North Carolina) Philharmonic, the Rutgers Sinfonia, the Virtuosi of Houston and orchestra/choirs of the University of Houston Moores School of Music, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, the American University Orchestra, and the Washington Symphonic Brass. He was invited to conduct the Kennedy Center’s popular Messiah Sing-Along and has worked with many choral ensembles, including the US Army Chorus, the US Navy Sea Chanters, the Washington National Cathedral Singers, and the Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists.

Professor Wood has lectured for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the National Philharmonic at the Strathmore Performing Arts Center, and spoken at the Smithsonian Institution, the Goethe-Institut, the Concurso di Canto Lirico (Peru), and Johns Hopkins University’s OASIS. He is an advisor to the prestigious Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition—a biennial international event—and a panelist for OnStage Korea at the Korean Cultural Center.

He was lauded in as “an incredible talent” by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and recognized for achievement in the arts by the American Association of University Women


M.M., B.S., University of Illinois