Jerry Wood

Freelance Songwriter & Music Arranger

Location:Longmont, Colorado, United States
2 Skills
Jerry Wood Resume´

Summary Of Qualifications:
• Composer Songwriter/ Software -Finale
• Thirty years of choral music experience, conducting, teaching, performing, and private voice
• B.M.E in Choral Music and M.M in Choral Conducting.
• Professional Choral Teaching Experience, Elementary through Undergraduate Level
• Professional Church Music Ministry Choral Groups, Adult Volunteers
• Pastoral Ministry; Working with Boards of Directors and volunteer committees.
• Managing and working within budgets
• Strong interpersonal relationship skills, strong communications skills.
• Strong Musical skills in conducting, arranging, composition, and solid piano skills
• Finale Music Software, Strong Computer Skills
• Drama director, lighting design, sound design, set design

Master of Music (M.M.) University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 1990 Major Choral Conducting
• Oregon Bach Festival – Conducting Master Classes Participant, 1988, 1989
• Studied conducting with Hulmuth Rilling, Richard Clark and Wayne Bennett
• Internships; University of Oregon Women’s chorus, (Conductor); University of Oregon University Singers, (Conductor)
• Studied Voice from Leslie Breidenthal
• University Singers, Chamber Chorale, Oregon Bach Festival Chorale Chorus (Saint Matthew Passion)
• *** Laude

Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.) Drake University, Des Moines, IA, 1983 Major Vocal/Choral/K-12 General Music
• Studied Voice with Margaret Hauptman, Conducting with Allen Lehl
• Selected for Master Class with leading baritone of the Metropolitan Opera Sherrill Milnes.
• Opera – Pagliacci, Drake Choir, University Singers, Chamber Choir, Opera Workshop
• Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia – Chapter Chorister
• Student teaching – Hoover High School, Des Moines, IA/Garton Elementary

Music Major – Casper College, Casper, WY 1978 – 1980
• Choir, Casper College Contemporary Singers
• Studied Voice with Patrick Patton

Credentials and Certifications:
Teaching certificates:
• Iowa 1983 – 1993
• Wyoming 1994 – 1999
• Currently applying for teaching certificate in Colorado

Ministers Credentials:
• Ordination and License Open Bible Churches 1985
• Master Leader INSTE Bible College Level One
• Master Leader INSTE Bible College Level Two

Professional Experience:

• “La Vita Bella” Coffee Shop downtown Longmont – 2011 --

Worship Arts Pastor:
• Open Bible Christian Center Rapid City, SD 1998 – 2011
o Music Director; Choral Ensmbles/Orchestra
o Worship Leader, Development of Worship Teams
o Preaching, Teaching, administration & budget development of department
o Supervising pastor of INSTE Bible College, graduated over 100 students for 1st level and 22 2nd level students during tenure.
o Director of Productions, Directed 35 major drama productions
o Supervised over 120 volunteers, in drama, choral, special music, dance and media

Senior Pastor:
• Hardin Open Bible Church, Hardin, MT 1995 – 1998
o Preaching, Teaching, Administration, Leadership Development
o 10% growth per year during tenure
o Choir Director

• CY Junior High Casper, WY 1994 – 1995
o Choral Music Grades 7 – 9 – Received superior ratings at District choral festival and Casper College Jazz Festival
o Piano Class elective
Senior Pastor:
• San Francisco Open Bible Church, San Francisco, CA, 1992 – 1993
o Music Director

College Professor:
• New Hope Christian College (formerly Eugene Bible College)1984-1992
o Department Head, Music Theory, Music History, Conducting, Choral Arranging, Private Voice, Choral Ensembles, Touring Groups, Sound Technology.
o Faculty Committees – Admissions, Spiritual Life

• Hoyt Middle School Des Moines, IA 1983 – 1984
o General Music grades 6-7
o Choral Music grade 8
o Hand bell Choir Grades 7 – 8

Assistant Music Director:
• First Church of the Open Bible Des Moines, IA 1980 – 1984
o 100 voice Children’s Choir
o Orchestra Manager
o Assistant Conductor

Adjudicator and Guest Conductor:
Wyoming district festivals/clinics, adjudicating, solo/ensemble Festival, Coral clinics.
• Adjudicator – Wyoming north central district, 1995, South eastern district 1995
• Guest conductor – Wyoming Women’s Honor Choir, 1986
• Adjudicator – South Dakota Rapid City School District 2001, 2003, 2006
• Guest Conductor “Written In Red” Rapid City Combined 120 voice Church Choirs and full Orchestra. Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, 2003.
• Adjudicator – Oregon State Teen Talent Festival Assemblies of God – 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989.

Acting, Directing and Performance Highlights:
• “Bonnie & Clyde” – Up In Lights Productions – Sheriff Schmidt -- 2013
• “Unsinkable Molly Brown” – Candlelight Dinner Playhouse – Christmas Morgan --2013
• “Fiddler On The Roof” – Candlelight Dinner Playhouse – Lazar Wolf -- 2012
• “Fools” –LCC -- Gregor --2012
• Directed over forty musical and drama productions
• OBCC Drama Workshop Creator and Director – eight years
• Faculty Recital New Hope Christian College 1990

Composer/Song Writer
• Sixty songs
• Five Musicals
• One major Orchestral work
• Several vocal, choral, piano and solo instrument compositions
Skills (2) Rating
Music Arrangement