Roots of Rhythm and Drums of Humanity are accepted into UN Compendium listing: Music as a Global Resource
Roots of Rhythm Professional Development Teacher Workshops are accepted in Los Angeles County Arts Commission catalogue Arts for All
Dr. Woodson's chapter on the Dondo is accepted for publication in a Festschrift—celebration of life's work—for Prof. J. Kwabena Nketia, renowned authority on African music and ethnomusicology.
Remo, Inc. accepts a new craft project for production designed by Dr. Woodson
Presented Roots of Rhythm at Educators Day, for NAMM Foundation
Presented Drum Circles and Drum Making for Homeless Stand Down in Cleveland, Ohio
Presented Workshops at Children's Hospital of Orange County, California.
Presented to all Los Angeles Unified School District music, art, dance and drama teachers.
Designed new drums that combine Remo Sound Shapes and simple materials.
Completed first year as Director of Roots of Rhythm for Percussion Marketing Council, presenting teacher workshops around the United States.
Began new NGO Drums of Humanity, using drumming, instrument making, and music therapy for peace-building around the world.
Presented a residency in Yogyakarta, Indonesia working with earthquake victims, students, teachers and professional musicians, on a U.S. State Department grant through UCLA (January 2009).
Presented workshops with Lost Boys of Sudan Center in Phoenix, Arizona bringing drum circles and drum making to help rekindle cultural life (March 2009).
Presented a three-week residency for the St. Louis Symphony and the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts with elementary, middle and high school students.
Drum circles and musical instrument-making programs to assist with conflict mediation and cultural healing in Iraq; co-facilitated with music therapist Christine Stevens.
Educational play-along concert with Kronos Quartet at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall.
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