D.M.A. Composition - Minor in String Bass 

University of Oklahoma

M.M. Jazz Studies - African American Studies

Indiana University 

M.M. Composition - String Bass

Indiana University

B.M. Composition - String Bass & Classical Guitar

University of Akron

Additional study: 

  • Gunther Scheuller
  • Janice Borla
  • Berklee College of Music

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“Doctuh” Michael Woods has taught at Hamilton College since 1993, and is the Leonard C. Ferguson Professor of Music.  In addition to being in demand as a lecturer, clinician, and performer, in 2016 he was nominated for the prestigious Grammy Music Educator Award.  Woods began his career as an educator, in 1980.

Recent Coursework

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  • Music Theory
  • Sight Singing and Ear Training
  • Composition Seminar
  • Jazz Arranging
  • African-American Popular Music
  • Choral Arranging
  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Composing and Arranging (Graduate Level)
  • History of Jazz
  • Composition Seminar
  • Music of the 20th Century
  • Jazz Since 1950
  • Private Lessons: Bass Guitar
  • Private Lessons: Improvisation
  • Private Lessons: Jazz Arranging
  • Private Lessons: Composition 
  • Summer Studio
  • Jazz Combo
  • Jazz Composition
  • Duke Ellington & Miles Davis
  • John Coltrane & Bud Powell
  • Guest Lecturer
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