David Simmons Wood


Contact Information

[email protected]



Manhattan, Kansas

Early Music Skills & Interests

Bagpipes, Conductor, Guitar, Mandolin, Other Plucked Strings, Recorder, Renaissance Winds, Voice - Countertenor, Voice - Tenor

Early Music Affiliations

Administrator, Conductor, Educator, Music/Artistic Director, Performer


David Simmons Wood is EMA’s Programs Director and joined the EMA staff in 2015. David is an Advanced Instructor at Kansas State University’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance where he is Director of Early-Music Ensembles and Marketing Director. He teaches courses in music theory, history of rock & roll, world music, historical performance practice, and others. He is the founder and artistic director of Blue Earth Camerata, a period vocal ensemble in Manhattan, KS.

David holds degrees from Kansas State University (B.M. Voice) and the University of North Texas (M.M. Choral Conducting and Voice), and he studied early-music ensemble direction at the Historical Performance Institute of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. He previously served as the Music Director/Program Content Coordinator for WFIU Public Media in Bloomington, IN, home of the nationally syndicated radio program Harmonia Early Music.

David’s performing career has included appearances with The Dallas Bach Society, The Orchestra of New Spain (Dallas), The New York Baroque Dance Company, The New York Baroque Orchestra, Texas Choral Artists, and Fenix de los Ingenios, as well as performances at the Boston, Indianapolis, and Bloomington Early Music Festivals. He was also a founding member of Ishallyn Ensemble for Early Celtic Music.


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