Ethnomusicologist, maker of musical instruments to lead audiences on exploring instruments from around the world – Pasadena Weekendr


Dr Craig Woodson (photo courtesy of Museum of Making Music)

The Pasadena Public Library welcomes teacher, musician, and musical instrument maker Dr. Craig Woodson, founder of Ethnomusic, Inc., on Saturday, June 11, as he leads the public on an exploration of instruments from around the world.

Will be held at the Hastings Branch Library at 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. in Pasadena, the in-person event is presented in partnership with the Los Angeles County Music Center.

Dr. Craig Woodson holds a doctorate in music, with a specialization in ethnomusicology, from UCLA. It has been presenting student programs for over 30 years and professional development workshops for over 25 years.

In 1976, he founded Ethnomusic, Inc., a global music education consultancy that features multicultural instrument making, educational concerts, school programs, and professional development.

He has presented at the Los Angeles Music Center, the Kronos Quartet, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the National Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Kent State and Xavier Universities, as well as in Ghana , Iraq and Indonesia. .

He is the author and director of the industry-sponsored online global drumming professional development program, “Roots of Rhythm”.

Dr. Woodson has been a percussionist, music teacher and consultant to the percussion industry for over 40 years.

Participation in the Saturday event is free. The event starts at 3 p.m.

For more information, call (626) 744-7262 or visit

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