Colin O'Donohoe

Becoming a World Maestro

For over two decades, World Maestro, Colin O’Donohoe has been composing, and performing internationally.  His passion for creating music started early in life, when barely a teenager at 14, he began studying with Rich Thompson at the Eastman School of Music.  From there, he attended the University of Arizona on scholarship, to earn a degree in Jazz Performance.  And even though Colin performs on a variety of traditional and cultural international musical instruments (and has even been known to sing occasionally), at heart he’ll always be a percussionist…which is where his musical journey began. 

His range of musical styles spans from several electronic compositions for television, to ensembles with cultural themes, to classical music for international orchestras.



The Pangean Orchestra 

Imagine thirty musicians from different countries performing on one stage. Some playing classical instruments, others playing traditional & cultural instruments from their homelands, performing with the goal of showing the world that walls can be broken down, that cultures at odds with each other, can come together with a message of music & peace.  Earning the title of “World Maestro”, Colin O’Donohoe brought these musicians together to forge a new evolution in music, and to spread a new message of possibility. 

Learn more on the Pangean Orchestra’s website.

Inaugural performance in Phoenix, AZ

Inaugural performance in Phoenix, AZ



In the recording studio

In the recording studio

Music for Television & Film 

If you live anywhere in the Western Hemisphere, across Europe, in Asia, or Australia, chances are that Colin’s music has at one time or another, been on your television.  A virtuoso in electronic composition, his music has been featured on popular television shows including “The Dr. Oz Show”, “Good Morning America”, and “Access Hollywood”.



New Moon Orchestra – Ensemble  

In 2004 Colin received a scholarship to study Arts Management at Carnegie Mellon University. It was here that Colin finally became a bandleader as he founded and led the New Moon Orchestra, which he led from 2004 to 2007.