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Eric Wood, D.M.A.

Lecturer of Music History and Music Theory


Phone: 209.946.2770


B.M., M.M., University of Oregon

D.M.A. Boston University

Eric Wood has been teaching Music History and Theory at the Conservatory since 1998. He holds the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in composition from the University of Oregon where his major teachers were Derek Healey, Harold Owen, and Monte Tubb, and the Doctoral of Musical Arts in composition from Boston University, where his major teachers were Charles Fussell and Lukas Foss. He has also taught at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, CA, Ohlone College in Fremont, CA, California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock, CA and at Boston University. 

Among his compositions are: Movieland Chatroom, an opera in one act, If music and sweet poetry agree; three Shakespeare songs for tenor and piano, Nocturnal Fantasy for cello quartet, " . . . like a perhaps hand"; six poems of e.e.cummings for soprano and piano, Theme and Variations on "Lucia nelle Stelle con dia Diamenti" for Baroque quartet, and O Golden Child, a cantata for soprano, baritone, chorus, orchestra, and organ. 

At Pacific, Dr. Wood teaches general education Music History courses including Music Appreciation, Music of the World's Peoples and American Popular Music as well as numerous Theory and Composition courses for music majors. He was voted Most Inspirational Professor by the Conservatory student body in 2009 and 2011.