Dr. Peter Wood, Professor of Music, teaches applied trumpet and coaches brass ensembles at the University of South Alabama. The 2011 recipient of the Andy and Carol Denny National Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award, he also won the College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007. He serves on the International Trumpet Guild Board of Directors and as the ITG Publications Editor, a position in which he is responsible for overseeing production of the ITG Journal, as well as all ITG publications, both in print and online. Dr. Wood's trumpet students have earned high honors at national and international competitions, with many going on to enjoy successful performance and teaching careers. He founded the rapidly growing USA brass chamber music program; and he and his colleagues have expanded it to include numerous brass quintets, trumpet ensemble, horn choir, trombone choir, tuba-euphonium ensemble, and brass choir. His USA Trumpet Ensemble has performed three times at conferences of the International Trumpet Guild - in Sydney, Australia; Columbus, Georgia; and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. He also founded the South Alabama Brass Chamber Music Honors Festival and has written grants to help bring the St. Louis Brass Quintet, American Brass Quintet, and Rhythm & Brass to campus, among other renowned guest artists.