B.Mus. (Manitoba), M.M. (Oklahoma), D.M.A. (Michigan)
Clarinetist Catherine Wood has performed and taught throughout Canada, the United States and France. Before joining the faculty at Brandon University Dr. Wood was Professor of Clarinet at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. She has also taught at the Flint Institute of Music, Flint School for the Performing Arts, one of the largest performing arts schools in the USA and at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Wood has been a guest teacher and performer at L’ecole de musique de Limonest in France. During her two residencies in France she gave numerous performances in Limonest, Lyon and Paris. She has also been on faculty and a guest soloist at Cannon Music Camp in Boone, North Carolina.
Dr. Wood has been a guest artist and lecturer at many festivals including: the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFests, the University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, and the Michigan State University Clarinet Spectacular. A New music enthusiast Wood has premiered several works and performed at the University of Toronto New Music Festival, the Michigan State University Contemporary Clarinet Festival, and the Avant-Garde Clarinet Festival in East Lansing, Michigan.
She has won several awards including the St. Cecilia Scholarship Competition in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and Second Place in the National Finals of the 2004 Canadian Music Competition. In 2007 she was a finalist in the International Clarinet Association Research Competition and presented “A Clarinettist’s Guide to Canadian Music: Resources for Performers and Educators” at the I.C.A. ClarinetFest in Vancouver.
Catherine Wood earned her Bachelor of Music from the University of Manitoba, a Master of Music from the University of Oklahoma and a Doctorate in Clarinet Performance from Michigan State University. Her teachers have included Caroline Hartig, Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, David Etheridge, Naoum Gomon, Charles Neidich, Colin Lawson and Ted Oien.