Driving the next evolution in music. World Maestro believes we can build on the existing ensemble forms of Western orchestra, Chinese orchestra, Jazz big Band, and other styles to invent a modern orchestra that excites and engages our 21st century audience. He believes in including instruments and traditions from around the world together into a new concept of what an orchestra can be.
Continually recognized as an outstanding composer, leader, performer, and arts advocate through awards, commissions, and grants; his global impact earned him the title of World Maestro.
World Maestro Colin O’Donohoe has performed across the globe in amazing venues from Mongolia to Brazil, Iceland to Turkey and many stops along the way. World Maestro O’Donohoe has an insatiable quest for knowledge and uncanny skills to incorporate his discoveries into his music and leadership.
Colin began his TV composing career with The Dr. Oz Show. From there he launched into composing for several networks and shows including “Access Hollywood”, “NASCAR” and many more.
Through an invitation by Mestre Pablo of Porto da Pedra, Colinperformed with two major samba schools for Rio de Janeiro’s 2019 carnival in the famous Sambadrome.
Created 40 modern arrangements for Erhu and ambient sounds for China’s CCTV.
Full and original film score for award winning Indonesian film “Earthbound” directed by Robin Shou.
Kusadasi Orchestra commissioned World Maestro to compose an orchestral work for a major festival in Kusadasi Turkey.
Collaborated with Alan Roy Scott (Celine Dion, Notorious B.I.G, Top Gun) on many projects including “Jeevithe” for Sri Lankan singer Ruksham Mark.
World Maestro Colin O’Donohoe has released several solo recordings since 2006. His recent album “The Prayer Garden” has quickly become a fan favorite on Spotify along with a strikingly original arrangement to the famous American spiritual “Amazing Grace”
Colin has taught master classes at Baldwin Wallace, Carnegie Mellon University, Arizona State University, Penn State University, and Oklahoma City College,
His new online Udemy class is an incredible guide to music composition and songwriting which he created with partners Alan Roy Scott (numerous credits: Top Gun, Coming to America, Celine Dion, Notorius B.I.G and more) and Rhymecologist Jeff Walker (famed rhyme coach, and hip hop lyric expert who worked with Black eyed Peas and Fox Sports). 3 Pros 1 Goal is a well rounded approach to learning songwriting.
Colin began his studies at age 12 through Eastman School of Music. He continued 6 years of training from Eastman’s drum professor Richard Thompson. He went on to earn a Bachelor’s of Music under full scholarship at Arizona State University. He then went on to study the arts administration side of the business at Carnegie Mellon University where he earned his Master’s of Arts Management.
World Maestro is also fond of touting his certificate degree from Manhattan’s Scratch Academy where he trained as a battle DJ.