Marion Wood began conducting whilst an undergraduate, and went on to study orchestral Conducting at the Royal College of Music in London. With a focus on interpretation and professional development of young players, she is interested in how music affects audiences, and how groups of people can most effectively learn to play or sing together.
In 2012 Marion undertook a Masters in Psychology Research Methods, and designed a research project to explore issues of sight-reading and notation.
Since October 2014 Marion has been teaching Music Psychology at the Musikhochschule in Münster, Germany, and from Autumn 2016 also led the Ensembleleitung Course. From Autumn 2019 she takes over the three Choirs of Collegium Musicum Vocale Münster
In 2006, Marion was appointed Director of Music at the University of Exeter, designing a unique Scholarship program from scratch and encouraging young musicians of every genre.
Since 2013 Marion has also been designing mobile and iPad apps for various aspects of music reading. The free Woodchuck Rhythm app for kids recently reached 50,000 downloads, and Play-my-Note 60,000
Autumn 2018 News: A new Choral work 'Move Him into the Sun' for unnaccompanied Choir will be premiered in Münster on the 4th November, 100 years after the death of Wilfred Owen, the famous British War Poet. Partnered with German poetry of the same era, Music by Marion Wood, sung by the Choir Tonfarben. More at http://movehimintothesun.org/