Early Music Skills & Interests
Bagpipes, Conductor, Countertenor (Voice), Guitar, Mandolin, Other Plucked Strings, Percussion, Recorder, Renaissance Winds, Tenor (Voice)
Early Music Affiliations
Administrator, Conductor, Educator, Performer
David Simmons Wood is EMA’s Programs Director and joined EMA in 2015 as Special Projects Manager. David is the director of the early music ensembles at Kansas State University’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance (Collegium Musicum, Madrigal & Motet Ensemble, and Recorder Consort) where he is an Instructor of Music teaching courses in music theory, critical listening, history of rock & roll, and historical performance practice.
David 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. He 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.
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.