William Wood has been working in the Southern California freelance world since 1984. He is currently a member of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra (solo contrabassoon), the New West Symphony, the Riverside Philharmonic, and the Los Angeles Master Chorale Sinfonia Orchestra. He is an avid chamber music performer, producing concerts for private occasions as well as many public chamber music events. Mr. Wood is on the faculty of California State Northridge and maintains a large studio of middle school and high school students in the Ventura School District. A native Minnesotan, he is a graduate of St. Olaf College (Bachelor of Arts in music, private studies with Benjamin Kamins and Charles Ullery) and the University of Southern California (1987, private studies with Michael O’Donovan and weekly master classes with Norman Herzberg).