L.V. Wood is a composer, performer, and musicologist. She serves as Artistic Director of vocal ensemble Ignea Strata, whose performances focus on medieval, renaissance, and contemporary polyphonic repertoire. In 2016, she was appointed as the composer-in-residence for KC VITAs Chamber Choir, an organization dedicated to the performance and promotion of contemporary choral music. Ms. Wood is currently a PhD candidate in musicology at the University of Kansas, where she is also pursuing a second Master degree in composition. Ms. Wood was awarded a 2016 prize for new music by the International Alliance for Women in Music.