Composer Michael Woods

“Doctuh” Michael Woods is a bassist, educator, composer, lecturer and clinician.  He is the recipient of numerous prestigious grants and awards for performance, education, composition, scholarship and leadership.  Doc has written more than 700 compositions in styles including choral, orchestral and chamber, jazz combo and big-band. His works have been performed by the Albany Symphony, Cleveland Chamber Ensemble, Erie Philharmonic Orchestra, Midland Symphony Orchestra, Utica Symphony, Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra, Little Rock Symphony, Anderson Symphony, North Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Lafayette Symphony, Central New York Jazz Orchestra, Tulsa Philharmonic, Pro Musica Orchestra, Salt City Jazz Collective and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble.

“Doc” Woods is the Leonard C. Ferguson Professor of Music at Hamilton College. Woods has taught at the university level since 1980, and joined Hamilton College in 1993.  He is the musical director and bassist for the  Zoe’ Jazz Band and the Omniverse Jazz Ensemble.

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