Stephen Wood is a Wilderness composer, educator, and performer with a holistic view of the world.  Stephen’s newest CD release, “Untrammeled” is a recent culmination of his Wilderness residency adventures through the United States. 

Traveling the United States in search of inspiration from our country’s wildest places Stephen has served as Composer-in-Residence for Cumberland Island National Seashore, Okefenokee N.W.R., Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, Red River Gorge Geological Area, Apalachicola N.F., Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, and Denali N.P.

His visionary “Inspiring Stewardship” educational workshop has received national interest for it’s fusion of music, soundscape, and environmental studies.  “Inspiring Stewardship” was the recipient of the National Park Foundation’s “Every Kid in the Park” grant for it’s work with the Daniel Boone N.F. and central Kentucky elementary schools. 

Wood’s recent Wilderness compositions have been performed by professional and student ensembles including the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival String Orchestra, Chamber Cartel, New Music on the Bayou Festival, Concert Black, Cantos y Cuentos, ensemblenewSRQ, and others.  “Untrammeled” and other contemporary classical, jazz, and afro-cuban scores and recordings are available on most online outlets.  

Stephen received his B.A. in Composition from The Ohio State University and his M.M. in Jazz Studies from Georgia State University.