NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present a music alumnus in concert at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the Music Recital Hall on the SFA campus.
Gerald Wood earned a Bachelor of Music Education from SFA in 1997. He then attended the University of Southern Mississippi to earn a Master of Music in performance and completed his doctoral studies at the University of Illinois. He is currently professor of horn at the University of Texas-Arlington. He is a member of the Dallas Opera Orchestra and Dallas Wind Symphony and has performed with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Wood is a founding member of the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse, a quartet that has performed internationally and has recorded a compact disc.
“Gerry is one of the finest horn students to attend SFA,” said Dr. Charles Gavin, professor of horn at SFA. “He will perform some of the great current literature for horn.”
His program features two concertos, including one by Lars-Eric Larsson and another by Wood’s horn professor at the University of Illinois, Kaz Machala.
“In addition to the standard repertoire, he will be performing a beautiful arrangement of ‘Send in the Clowns,’” Gavin added.
Wood’s performance is a feature of the School of Music’s Friends of Music Concert Series.
Concert tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.