Geoffrey Wood graduated from UGA with his DMA in the summer of 2016. He enjoys an active and diverse performance schedule as a soloist, chamber, and ensemble musician. Well-versed in classical, jazz and commercial music, he can be seen playing with groups ranging from party bands to symphony orchestras. He has performed with the Cedar Rapids Symphony, Columbus (Indiana) Symphony and the Mahlerfest Orchestra. As a jazz musician, Geoffrey can be seen performing weekly club dates and enjoys working with the Whitehall Jazz Collective, an ensemble focused on performing original arrangements and compositions. Geoffrey released his debut solo album Upper Downer in July of 2016. Being an avid supporter of new music, he commissioned the pieces, recorded and produced the album with the goal of creating repertoire for the trumpet that blurs the lines between jazz, pop, electronic, and classical music. Geoffrey received his DMA from the University of Georgia where he was a student and teaching assistant of Mr. Philip Smith and a member of the graduate brass quintet, the Bulldog Brass Society. He has studied with Dr. Brandon Craswell, Mike Tiscione, John Rommell, Dr. Amy Schendel and David Greenhoe. He received his BM from the University of Iowa and MM from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Originally from Massachusetts, Geoffrey is currently based out of Athens, Georgia.