Michael E. Wood

Jazz Ensemble Director; Percussion
Michael Wood playing a marimba

Email: percwood@wightman.ca

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With over three decades as a percussionist and jazz vibist, Michael Wood is equally comfortable on stage, in the orchestra pit, or in the class room setting. A veteran of the Stratford Festival Orchestra as well as auxiliary percussion credits with Canada’s National Ballet, he has performed at the Royal Alex, Hummingbird Centre, Elgin, Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts, Arts Centre in Ottawa, Hamilton Place, and Kitchener’s Centre in the Square.  

A Yamaha Artist Clinician he has adjudicated extensively in British Columbia, Ontario and Manitoba and presented workshops for both the British Columbia Music Educators' Association (BCMEA) and Ontario Music Educators' Association (OMEA) in addition to the 2006 Music Fest Nationals in Ottawa. Michael has been invited to present Vibraphone Master Classes at the University of Windsor, Wilfrid  Laurier University, University of Ottawa and Western.

A strong advocate for volunteering he is active with Teen Challenge Farm, Habitat for Humanity and the Ontario Percussive Arts Society. Michael wishes to thank long time endorsers Yamaha Music Canada and Mike Balter Mallets for their support and superior gear.