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Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 225 - Connor Stevens
Current Eastman (NY) DMA Doctoral Student and recent colleague Connor Stevens stops by to talk about teaching at Mizzou, working towards finishing his DMA, Charles Wuorinen, and studying for the doctoral exams (03:40), working in marching programs in GA prior to his doctorate (24:30), growing up in NY and GA, his family connections to percussion, and his enjoyment of DCI (51:00), his undergrad years at FSU, Parks and Burritt, and getting into running in FL (01:03:20), and finishing with the Random Ass Questions (01:22:50).
Finishing with a Rave on the documentary film King in the Wilderness (01:51:30).
Connor Stevens’s Hochstein page
Megan Arns on the podcast
Portraits in Rhythm - Anthony Cirone
“Marimba Variations” - Charles Wuorinen
“Janissary Music” - Charles Wuorinen
Percussion Symphony - Charles Wuorinen
Percussion Quartet - Charles Wuorinen
The Book of Keyboards - Philippe Manoury
Green Box Media
“Spero” - Michael Burritt
History of Western Music - Grout
John W. Parks IV
“Doll’s House Story” - István Márta
Symphony No. 10, movement 2 - Dmitri Shostakovich
First Suite in E-flat - Gustav Holst
Cadets 2005 show
Phantom Regiment 2006 show
Ionization - Edgard Varese
Spirit of Atlanta
“Peaux” - Iannis Xenakis
La La Land trailer
Umbrellas of Cherbourg trailer
The Shining trailer
El Topo trailer
Inland Empire trailer
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me trailer
Blue Velvet trailer
“I Want to Tell You” - Beatles
“The Ocean” - Led Zeppelin
My Struggle - Karl One Knausgaard
Where The Heart Beats - Kay Larson
King in the Wilderness trailer
Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 224 - Derrick Greene
Tennessee State University Percussion Professor Derrick Greene stops by to talk about teaching and gigging while also finishing his doctorate at the University of Memphis (02:45), his marching band and drumline duties and his involvement in the PASIC 2020 presentation on HBCU Drumming Styles (21:30), growing up in Chattanooga and the influence of church on his musical development (33:35), his undergrad years at Tennessee State (45:35), his grad school time at Memphis and the challenges of recruiting (01:03:30), and the Random Ass Questions portion, including a segment on the importance of African American representation in composition, education and performance (01:19:00).
Closing with a Rave on the 1993 film Addams Family Values (01:45:15).
Derrick Greene’s TSU page
Magic City Classic
Southern Heritage Classic
“Phylogenesis” - Russell Wharton
“Chatterbox” - Chad Floyd
“War Drum Peace Drum” - David Reeves
“Side By Side” - Michio Kitazume
“Being Black” - Joe W. Moore III
“Smile” - Charlie Chaplin
“Pure Imagination” - Bricusse/Newley
“Big Hair Air Guitar” - Casey Cangelosi
“Bad and Boujee” - Migos
How High trailer
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme son
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck - Mark Manson
Holes - Louis Sachar
The Music Lesson - Victor Wooten
The Prophet Ezekiel
Addams Family Values trailer
Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 223 - Tony Lymon (Part 2)
Tony Lymon returns! Tony’s Random Ass Question segment sees him discussing problems in music education (03:45), race in percussion and music, “outperforming your blackness”, politics and social media (08:00), great and terrible movies, and NOT having a sports fandom (37:15), and his love of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings (50:40).
Finishing with a Rave on the accomplishments of Stacy Abrams (56:00).
Part 1 with Tony Lymon
Tony Lymon’s Pacific Crest page
George Floyd Protests
“Think Globally, Act Locally”
Sling Blade trailer
Billy Bob Thornton
Jurassic Park trailer
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog at Star Wars
Stephen A. Smith
King Konga in 1998
Star of Indiana 1993
Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber
Platoon and Adagio for Strings
Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 222 - Tony Lymon (Part 1)
Petal (MS) based Marching Arts Designer and Educator Tony Lymon stops by to talk about his PASIC 2020 panel on Electronics and the Marching Arts (05:45), his current career activities, getting his first orchestral pit gig, and making some needed life changes (21:30), the teaching challenges during coronavirus (43:00), growing up near Mississippi Valley State University and his time in the Star of Indiana Drum Corps (52:00), his undergrad time at Southern Mississippi (01:07:00), and touring with the band King Konga and their experiences at Woodstock 1999 (01:15:30).
Finishing with a Rave on the 2020 Pixar film Soul (01:30:15).
Tony Lymon’s Pacific Crest page
Tony’s 2020 PASIC Presentation
Santa Clara Vanguard
Man of La Mancha
The Lion King
John S. Pratt
Blue Devils 1986 drumline
Star of Indiana 1991
Memphis Blues Band
“Yellow After the Rain” - Mitchell Peters
“Two Mexican Dances” - Gordon Stout
“Africa Hot” - John Wooton
Biloxi Blues trailer
“Rock N Roll Fantasy” - Bad Company
King Konga Live in 1998
Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 221 - Julie Strom (Part 2)
Part 2 with University of Northern Colorado (UNC) Percussion Professor Julie Strom begins with her time as a doctoral student at UNC with Gray Barrier (02:20), her years in Canada as a percussion freelancer (15:45), and an extended Random Ass Questions segment with her thoughts on “The Case Against Marimba”, Women in Percussion, and her love of tennis (27:45).
Finishing with a Rave on the 1970 TV special Santa Claus is Coming to Town (01:03:15).
Part 1 with Julie Strom
Julie Strom’s homepage
“Marimba Spiritual” - Minoru Miki
“Etude No. 1” - Delécluse
“13 Drums” - Maki Ishii
“Rebonds B” - Iannis Xenakis
“Fantasie Impromptu” - Chopin
“Temazcal” - Javier Alvarez
Shawshank Redemption trailer
Pulp Fiction trailer
Father of the Bride trailer
Federer and Nadal
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 220 - Julie Strom (Part 1)
University of Northern Colorado (UNC) Percussion Professor Julie Strom stops by to talk about her PASIC 2020 presentation on networking in the percussion community, and challenges of selecting percussion literature (03:00), her job at UNC and the challenges in the pandemic (28:30), growing up in Charlotte, NC, studying with Charlotte Symphony Percussionists and her years in marching band (43:00), studying with Christopher Lamb at the Manhattan School of Music and why the orchestral career wasn’t her true calling (51:45), and studying with Peter Sadlo and Gert Mortensen in Europe (01:10:45).
Finishing with a Rave on the classic film Citizen Kane (01:31:30).
Julie Strom’s UNC webpage
Julie Strom’s homepage
Julie Strom’s PASIC 2020 Session
Denver Young Artists Orchestra
The Fulbright Program
Citizen Kane trailer
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