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Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 218 - Jillian Baxter
Albany State University (GA) Percussion Professor Jillian Baxter stops by to talk about her recent PASIC 2020 Diversity Panel Appearance (03:20), her job at Albany State and her previous adjunct positions at other HBCUs that put 250,000+ miles on a Chrysler! (16:30), growing up in SC, touring with her grandfather, and moving away from her piano focus towards percussion (35:45), studying with Lalo Davila at MTSU (50:35), eventually getting to Belmont University (TN) to study with Chris Norton for her master’s (01:00:00), her challenging years at South Carolina State and her work with Timothy K. Adams, Jr. at Georgia for the doctorate (01:13:10), and finishing with the Random Ass Questions, including mutual praise for Stephen King and enjoying seafood (01:37:15).
Finishing with a Rave on the classic film Full Metal Jacket (01:58:00).
Jillian Baxter as newest PAS Board Member
PASIC 2020 Diversity Panel
Darton State and Albany State Combine
Vocal Harmony Groups of the 1930s and 1940s
Mu Alpha Theta
National Beta Club
Leigh Howard Stevens
Robert Van Sice
Johnny Lee Lane
John W. Parks IV
Timothy K. Adams, Jr.
Hunger Games trailer
Going to America trailer
Undercover Brother trailer
Edgar Allan Poe
7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey
Mindset - Carol Dweck
The Spirit of a Man - Iyanla Vanzant
Full Metal Jacket trailer
Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 217 - Dave Gerhart, Heather Mansell and Alice Pan
Heather Mansell appears for the first time, while Dave Gerhart and Alice Pan make return appearances to the podcast! Heather and Dave from Yamaha Corporation talk about their PASIC 2020 Presentation on Funding (04:00) and the 2020 year for Yamaha and both of them personally (21:00). Percussionist and Professor Alice Pan talks about her PASIC 2020 Marimba and Voice Performance (45:00) and her teaching at the University of North Alabama, living in the deep south, and moving back to Taiwan (58:30).
Finishing with a Rave on the classic comedy The Naked Gun (01:21:45).
Dave Gerhart’s previous podcast appearance
Dave Gerhart’s Yamaha page
Heather Mansell’s Yamaha page
CARES Act Funding
Yamaha’s funding resources
No Child Left Behind
“Limelight” - Rush
2020 LA Dodgers
Alice Pan’s previous podcast appearance
Alice Pan’s homepage
PASIC 2020 presentation
University of North Alabama percussion
“Zombie” - The Cranberries
The Naked Gun trailer
Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 216 - Lamon Lawhorn, 2020
NCA&T State University Assistant Band Director and Percussion Instructor Lamon Lawhorn returns to talk about his recent PASIC 2020 Session on HBCU Drumming styles (02:50), his school year and new recording work (23:00), getting on the PAS Executive Board, PASIC interactions and praise for the podcast (43:00), and a Cowboys and Duke Blue Devils update, along with praise for Tobe Nwigwe (53:00).
Finishing with a Rave on the classic film Sweet Charity (01:06:00).
Lamon’s previous podcast appearances in early 2017 and late 2017
Lamon Lawhorn’s NC A&T page
Lamon Lawhorn’s homepage
PASIC 2020 Presentation on HBCU Drumming
NC A&T at the Honda in 2020
Sweet Charity trailer
Sweet Charity - “Aloof, The Heavyweight, The Big Finish”
Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 215 - PASIC 2020 Preview, Day 2
For Part 2 of the Annual PASIC Preview show, conversations with Dave Gerhart and Heather Mansell (02:00), Keith Also (20:00), Jillian Baxter (33:30) and Alice Pan (48:00).
Dave Gerhart, Heather Mansell, and Marcia Neel
Jillian Baxter and the Diversity Alliance Panel
Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 214 - PASIC 2020 Preview (Friday Sessions)
Part 1 of our Annual PASIC Preview features interviews with Brad Meyer and Sherry Rubins (03:00), Tony Lymon (30:00), Julie Strom (49:00), and Lamon Lawhorn (01:09:00).
Brad Meyer and Sherry Rubins
Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 213 - Ksenija Komljenovic (Part 2)
Ksenija Komljenovic returns to talk about her master’s and doctorate degrees, studying under Svet Stoyanov, and her “DMA Spreadsheets” (03:15), her capstone research on female percussionists (30:00), living, teaching, traveling and eating in Hong Kong (46:20), and rolls through the Random Ass Questions, including time spent on Novak Djokovic and David Foster Wallace (01:01:00).
Pete then Raves on Voting (01:29:30). Seriously…GO VOTE!
Part 1 with Ksenija
Marimba Concerto - Emmanuel Séjourné
Fertility Rites - Christos Hatzis
Rebonds b+a - Iannis Xenakis
“Drum Corps on Parade” - John Pratt
“Rock Your Body” - Justin Timberlake
“Radioactive” - Imagine Dragons
Merlin - Andrew Thomas
David Foster Wallace
A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara
The Before Trilogy
Wonder Woman trailer
Black Widow trailer
The Room trailer
Wayne’s World trailer
Bill and Ted Face the Music trailer
“Black Hole Sun” - Soundgarden
Novak Djokovic highlights
“Satisfied” - Hamilton the Musical
The U.S. Government Voting site
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