Gerald “Gerry” Wood is currently a freelance musician and private instructor throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, in addition to being a frequent utility player for the both the Dallas and Fort Worth Symphonies. In the Fall of 2011 he was appointed as Adjunct Instructor of Horn at the University of Texas Arlington. Gerry holds a Bachelors degree in Music Education (Stephen F. Austin State University), a Masters in Horn Performance (University of Southern Mississippi) and is currently ABD in a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Horn Performance (University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana). His playing experience runs the gamut of performance ensembles. You name it, he's probably played in it. He has marched with The Cavalier Drum and Bugle Corps, played in numerous regional orchestras and nationally renowned chamber ensembles, including the American Wind Symphony Orchestra. He is a very busy guy with regular engagements with the Dallas Opera, the Dallas Symphony, the Fort Worth Symphony, the Dallas Wind Symphony, Plano Symphony Orchestra, Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra and many more. Gerry hasn't had hair on his head since he was twenty or so and, don't worry, his kids don't find him funny either!