Marion Wood began conducting whilst an undergradute studying Music & Electronics
at the University of Keele. She went on to study Postgraduate Orchestral
Conducting at the Royal College of Music and also spent some time as Assistant
Chorusmaster to the London Philharmonic Choir.
She continued her Orchestral and Choir work with appointments in Ireland, working
as chorusmaster to the Belfast Philharmonic Choir and assistant conductor to
the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, as well as working with various choirs and
ensembles of young professionals in London.
Informed by her experiences of Early Music, she began a project to re-evaluate
Romantic repertoire in the light of new scholarship, and also studied with a number
of international conductors to evaluate the influence of national styles of playing on
the works of European and American Composers.
Marion was appointed Director of Music at the University of Exeter in 2006 to design
their new scholarship programme and encourage musicians from every possible
musical genre, including, Folk, Jazz and Drum ‘n’ Bass.
She currently directs the University Choral Society, The African Drumming Group
and the Scholars Ensemble, and gives a number of open Scholars lectures on the
aesthetics, sociology and psycho-acoustics of music.