Marion Wood began conducting whilst studying Music & Electronics at Keele University, going on to study Postgraduate Orchestral Conducting at the Royal College of Music. Whilst there she spent a short time as Assistant Chorusmaster to the London Philharmonic Choir. Following the RCM, Marion held appointments in Ireland, working as Chorusmaster to the Belfast Philharmonic Choir and Assistant Conductor to the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, as well as working with various choirs and ensembles of young professionals in London. Informed by her experiences of Early Music, Marion began a project to re-evaluate Romantic repertoire in the light of new scholarship, and also studied with a number of international conductors to evaluate the influence of national styles of playing on the works of European and American composers.
In 2008 Marion was appointed conductor of the EMG Symphony Orchestra, and although she moved to Germany in 2012, she continued to work with the orchestra until 2016. Notable repertoire included Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, Mahler VIII (Symphony of a Thousand), and Holst's Planet Suite.
Since 2014 Marion has worked in the Musikhochschule of the Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, highlighting the importance of orchestra studies for practical musicians. From October 2016 she will teach Ensembleleitung and Dirigirtechnik.