Garrick Woods

Assistant Professor


Garrick Woods comes from a family of professional musicians and studied music extensively from his earliest years. While cello remains his primary instrument, he also studied trombone, voice, bass, and conducting. Primary instructors included Mark Votapek, Nancy Green, John Eckstein and Pegsoon Whang, with supplemental instruction from Pamela Frame, Emílio Colón, Steve Balderston, and Janos Starker. Garrick holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Arizona and completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Utah in 2016.

As a performer, Dr. Woods delivers emotionally stirring performances with understanding of a variety of styles. He regularly performed as a member of the Tucson Symphony, as a substitute for the Utah and Hawaii Symphonies and now serves as principal cello of the Eureka Symphony.  Garrick also performed as a studio musician on many television, game, and film soundtracks. He currently holds the title of Assistant Professor at Cal Poly Humboldt, teaching cello and bass, and also directs the Humboldt Symphony.

Bass, Cello, Humboldt Symphony

Woods, Garrick
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