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A place for long form talk with percussionists and other compelling people.

    Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 225 - Connor Stevens

    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).
    Links:
    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
    Michael Burritt
    The Book of Keyboards - Philippe Manoury
    Brant Blackard
    Green Box Media
    “Spero” - Michael Burritt
    Musica Nova
    History of Western Music - Grout
    John W. Parks IV
    Switch~Ensemble
    Julia Gaines
    “Doll’s House Story” - István Márta
    Melinda Leoce
    Alexander Jiménez
    Symphony No. 10, movement 2 - Dmitri Shostakovich
    First Suite in E-flat - Gustav Holst
    Ringo Starr
    John Bonham
    Cadets 2005 show
    Phantom Regiment 2006 show
    Buster Bailey
    Saul Goodman
    Josh Jones
    Keith Aleo
    Ionization - Edgard Varese
    Scott Stevens
    Christopher Lamb
    Tim Church
    Bluecoats
    Cavaliers
    Spirit of Atlanta
    James Campbell
    “Peaux” - Iannis Xenakis
    La La Land trailer
    Umbrellas of Cherbourg trailer
    Moonlight trailer
    The Shining trailer
    El Topo trailer
    Inland Empire trailer
    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me trailer
    Eraserhead trailer
    Blue Velvet trailer
    “I Want to Tell You” - Beatles
    “The Ocean” - Led Zeppelin
    David Hardman
    My Struggle - Karl One Knausgaard
    Where The Heart Beats - Kay Larson
    Raves:
    King in the Wilderness trailer

    Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 224 - Derrick Greene

    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).
    Links:
    Derrick Greene’s TSU page
    Sean Daniels
    Lamon Lawhorn
    Elisha Powell
    Magic City Classic
    Southern Heritage Classic
    NCPP
    Bill Shaltis
    Mathias Elmer
    “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
    Ivan Trevino
    Friday trailer
    Drumline trailer
    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
    Raves:
    Addams Family Values trailer

    Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 223 - Tony Lymon (Part 2)

    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).
    Links:
    Part 1 with Tony Lymon
    Tony Lymon’s Pacific Crest page
    George Floyd Protests
    Marshall McLuhan
    “Think Globally, Act Locally”
    Jonathan Swift
    Sling Blade trailer
    John Ritter
    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
    Raves:
    Stacy Abrams

    Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 222 - Tony Lymon (Part 1)

    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).
    Links:
    Tony Lymon’s Pacific Crest page
    Tony’s 2020 PASIC Presentation
    Ryan Saul
    Santa Clara Vanguard
    Jim Casella
    Eminence Drumline
    Brett Favre
    John Wooton
    Annie
    Man of La Mancha
    The Lion King
    Hamilton
    Sherman Hong
    Haskell Harr
    John S. Pratt
    Ricky Burkhead
    Blue Devils 1986 drumline
    Star of Indiana 1991
    Thom Hannum
    George Zingali
    Jim Prime
    Todd Ryan
    Frank Sullivan
    Aaron Wells
    Colin McNutt
    Memphis Blues Band
    “Yellow After the Rain” - Mitchell Peters
    “Two Mexican Dances” - Gordon Stout
    “Africa Hot” - John Wooton
    Biloxi Blues trailer
    Joan Rivers
    Regis Philbin
    “Rock N Roll Fantasy” - Bad Company
    King Konga Live in 1998
    Woodstock 1999
    Raves:
    Soul trailer

    Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 221 - Julie Strom (Part 2)

    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).
    Links:
    Part 1 with Julie Strom
    Julie Strom’s homepage
    Gray Barrier
    Peter Sadlo
    “Marimba Spiritual” - Minoru Miki
    “Etude No. 1” - Delécluse
    “13 Drums” - Maki Ishii
    “Rebonds B” - Iannis Xenakis
    “Fantasie Impromptu” - Chopin
    “Temazcal” - Javier Alvarez
    Bonnie Whiting
    Maria Finkelmeier
    Allison Miller
    Whiplash trailer
    Shawshank Redemption trailer
    Pulp Fiction trailer
    Father of the Bride trailer
    Federer and Nadal
    Banksy
    Raves:
    Santa Claus is Coming to Town

    Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 220 - Julie Strom (Part 1)

    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).
    Links:
    Julie Strom’s UNC webpage
    Julie Strom’s homepage
    Julie Strom’s PASIC 2020 Session
    Colorado Symphony
    Denver Young Artists Orchestra
    Casey Cangelosi
    Gray Barrier
    Mike Truesdell
    Rick Dior
    Christopher Lamb
    Will James
    Peter Sadlo
    The Fulbright Program
    Gert Mortensen
    Raves:
    Citizen Kane trailer

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