L.V. Wood is a prizewinning composer, performer, and conductor.
She was recently honored by the International Alliance For Women In Music at the organization’s 2016 Annual concert, where her winning choral piece, Summer Sang in Me, was performed by the University of Lafayette Chamber Singers under the direction of William Plummer.
Other recent performances include KC VITAs chamber choir, directed by Jackson Thomas (Summer Sang in Me, premiered 2016 and Four Poems by Emily Dickinson, premiered 2015), Schola Cantorum of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception directed by Mario Pearson (Dicite Pusillanimes, premiered 2015).
Her works will be heard in upcoming performances by the Choir of King’s Chapel Boston under Heinrich Christensen, Duo Violetta with the premiere of Suite for Chignik, and IGNEA STRATA, with the premiere of Songs from the Portuguese, a song cycle for four voices based on poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
She is an active performer and has sung locally with the KC VITAs Chamber Ensemble, the American Guild of Organists Schola Cantorum, Te Deum Chamber Choir, Schola Cantorum of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Kansas City, Canticum Novum, Consort, Midwest Chamber Ensemble Summer ChoralFest, and Collegium Musicum, the early music consort of the University of Kansas. She has conducted choirs both in the United States and abroad, including the International Children’s Choir of Columbus, the China Hong Kong Mission Choirs, and various church choirs including the St. George’s Choristers of historic St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. She is a founding member of the professional vocal ensemble IGNEA STRATA. Currently, she is a graduate musicology student at the University of Kansas, where her research is focused on the medieval Troubadour tradition of southern France.