Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 131 - James Moyer

Texas A&M - International University Chair of the Fine Arts Department and former Percussion Instructor James Moyer stops by for a freewheeling, exciting discussion of his career in and out of academia, percussion, and the Apple Corporation, along with talk about the Steelers, Billy Joel, and Star Trek. He maintains time at the end for the Random Ass Questions (01:34:00).

Finishing with a Rave on Apollo 11 (01:57:10).


James Moyer’s TAMIU page

Mark Boseman

Ivan Trevino

Todd Meehan

Lance Drege

Richard Gipson

“Diabolic Variations” - Raymond Helble

“Portico” - Tom Gauger

“Duo Chopinesque” - Michael Hennagin

Robert Schietroma

Lisa Rogers

Scott Cameron

DeMorrow Instruments

Leigh Howard Stevens

Gordon Stout

Jamie Moyer, pitcher

Four-Mallet Method for Marimba - James Moyer

Four-Mallet Progressive Literature for Marimba - James Moyer

Bill Moersch

Michael Burritt

Vida Chenoweth

Nancy Zeltsman

Cort McClaren

Vic Firth

Brian West

Blake Wilkins

James Lambert

Staci Stokes-Waites

Emery Alford

J.C. Combs

Saul Goodman

Julia Gaines

Alan Shinn

Allan Teel

Tom Morgan

Rich Thompson

“Back Talk” - Harry Breuer

“Fluffy Ruffles” - G. H. Green

Tom Siwe

Johnny Lee Lane

Brian Justison

Larry Holmes, the “Easton Assassin”

Steelers Killer B’s

Steve Jobs

Frank Kumor

Jeff Moore

Chris Hanning

Jim Casella

“After Syrinx II” - Richard Rodney Bennett

“Northern Lights” - Eric Ewazen

Ji Hye Jung

Mike Tomlin

Adam Brennan

John W. Parks IV

Stanley Leonard

Bob Becker

Gary Olmstead

Casey Cangelosi

Gene Koshinski

Brian Britt

Super Bowl XL

Jets-Steelers 2004 Divisional Playoff

Neil O’Donnell

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - trailer

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier trailer

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Gran Torino trailer

The Mule trailer

The Shawshank Redemption trailer

Monty Python and the Holy Grail trailer

H. Robert Reynolds

Crystal Talieferro

Billy Joel Kennedy Center Honors


Apollo 11 trailer

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 130 - Juels Thomas

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 129 - Jim Snell

University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Associate Dean of Performance Management and Chair of the Instrumental Division Jim Snell stops by to talk about his positions as Percussion Professor and Administrator at UMKC and the “joy” of meetings (02:25), the challenges of recruiting to UMKC and its place in the state (34:00), growing up near Chicago and being part of a VERY artistic family concerned with quality (53:15), going to the University of Illinois for undergrad (01:10:00), doing his master’s at Southern Methodist University (TX) (01:18:00), getting his doctorate at UMKC and teaching for 2 years in New Mexico (01:26:30), and takes time for the Random Ass Questions (01:33:20).

Finishing with a Rave on the Aretha Franklin Concert Film Amazing Grace (01:51:45).


Jim Snell’s UMKC page

Marimba Yajalón

Laurence Kaptain

Rebecca Kite

Michael Udow

Christopher Shultis

Doug Howard

Nick Petrella

Diane Petrella

Chris McLaurin

Ron Swanson

UMKC Football Twitter

Terry Applebaum

Tom Siwe

Kal Cherry

Terrie Snell

Five Finger Death Punch

Kelsey Snell

Second City

Erin Snell

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

The Goonies trailer

Easy Rider trailer

Steve Gadd

Paul Price

Lieutenant Kijé - Prokofiev

SMU Death Penalty

Modern School for Xylophone, Marimba and Vibraphone - Morris Goldenberg

Instruction Course for Xylophone - George H. Green

2015 World Series

Fran Tarkenton

Cody Parker’s “Double Doink” field goal

Real Genius trailer

Weird Science trailer

Smokey and the Bandit trailer

Sixteen Candles trailer

Fast Times at Ridgemont High trailer


Amazing Grace trailer

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 128 - African-American Orchestral Percussionists

Teddy Hall, Jr. (Alabama State) and Joe W. Moore III (UT-Rio Grande Valley) return to the show to talk about their research on African-American Orchestral Percussionists.  Included in the discussion are the beginnings of the research (02:00), their own orchestral history (13:50), the influence of conservatories vs. other institutions of higher learning (22:40), orchestral pipelines and numbers (36:20), and the interests of orchestras in diversity, along with final thoughts (46:00).

Finishing with a Rave on American Masters: Sammy Davis, Jr. (01:01:15).


Teddy Hall, Jr.

Joe W. Moore III

Neal Flum

Sphinx Music

Raynor Carroll

Orchestra Noir

Atlanta Music Project

Timothy K. Adams, jr.

Shaylor James

Josh Jones

James Latimer

Elayne Jones

Scott Herring

Jeff Moore

Richard Johnson

Mark Sunkett

Jauvon Gilliam

Michael Crusoe

Douglas Cardwell

Oliver Molina


American Masters: Sammy Davis, Jr. trailer

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 127 - Francisco Perez

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 126 - Tammy Fisher

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Marching Band Director and Percussion Instructor Tammy Fisher stops by to talk about her various work activities and the local importance of Oktoberfest (01:45), growing up in Western Pennsylvania and going to nearby Clarion University (PA) for undergrad (31:30), her years with National Guard Reserves and teaching high school (51:40), her time at UNC Greensboro doing her doctorate (01:02:25), and withstands the Random Ass Questions (01:19:15).

Finishing with a Rave on Eyes on the Prize (01:35:30).


Tammy Fisher’s UW-LaCrosse page

Oktoberfest U.S.A.

Cort McClaren

“Hey Baby” for Marching Band

“Crazy Train” for Marching Band

Rubank Band Method

Ted Reed’s Syncopation

Larry Wells

Clarion University ends music department

“Flight” - Claude T. Smith

Jack Stamp

Gary Olmstead

John Locke

Patty Sink

Maribeth Yoder-White

UNCG Summer Music Camp

Randy Kohlenberg

Ed Bach

Immaculate Reception

100-Year Game Commercial

Lynn Swann

“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”

“Thriller” - Michael Jackson

Requiem - Mozart

The Frozen Cathedral - John Mackey

October - Eric Whitacre


Eyes on the Prize trailer

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 125 - Garrett Arney

Arx Duo Founder and Member Garrett Arney talks about his percussion responsibilities and making Arx Duo a Non-Profit (01:45), forming the percussion duo with Mari Yoshinaga and making it work long distance (23:45), his 2 years living in NYC and working with Ensemble Connect (31:40), growing up in Michigan and having to learn how to “hang out” (39:40), going to Michigan State and Peabody and learning from Gwen Dease and Bob Van Sice (59:20), and lives through the Random Ass Questions (01:15:35).

Finishing with a Rave on If Beale Street Could Talk (01:33:10).


Garrett Arney’s Pearl Drums page

Arx Duo

Alex Smith

Music for 18 Musicians - Steve Reich

Nick DiBeradino

Sandbox Percussion

Sō Percussion

Third Coast Percussion

Maria Finkelmeier

Doug Perry

Ayano Kataoka

“Timber” - Michael Gordon

Adam Rosenblatt

Ensemble Connect

Rachel Dratch

Bob Van Sice

Sharp Objects trailer

Michael Burritt

Hop (2) - Paul Lansky

“Khan Variations” - Alejandro Vinaö

The Wire trailer

The Sopranos trailer

Harry Potter


Memento trailer

Snatch trailer

Locke trailer

Shrek The Third trailer

Spring Breakers trailer

Crazy Rich Asians trailer

The Martian Tribes - Emmanuel Séjourné

Spiegel Im Spiegel - Arvo Pärt


Moonlight wins Best Picture

If Beale Street Could Talk trailer

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 124 - Lynn Vartan

Southern Utah University Percussion Professor Lynn Vartan stops by to talk about her percussion activities and getting the SUU job (03:20), having a significant other in a small town (27:25), The A.P.E.X. Hour (32:05), growing up in Fresno, CA (52:45), going to Cal State-Northridge for undergrad (01:04:45), her grad school years at the University of Southern California and high school teaching (01:13:40), and takes on the Random Ass Questions (01:27:50).

Finishing with a Rave on The Secret History of Wonder Woman (01:52:05).


Lynn Vartan’s homepage

Lynn Vartan’s SUU page

The APEX Hour Podcast

Patrick Roulet

Fernando Meza

Gustavo Arellano

Ask a Mexican

“After Party” - Ozomatli

Vanderpump Rules

Jerry Steinholtz

Marimba Concerto - Ney Rosauro

“She Who Sleeps With a Small Blanket” - Kevin Volans

“Four Pieces for Timpani” - John Bergamo

“Just Seven for Drum” - Herbert Brun

Ivan Trevino

Xanadu trailer

“Billie Jean” - Michael Jackson

The Tennis Big Four

Chef’s Table


The Secret History of Wonder Woman - Jill Lepore

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 123 - Mark Boseman

Texas A&M International University Percussion Professor Mark Boseman stops by to talk briefly about boxing?! (02:45), before going on to talk about his current job and previously working at the University of Arkansas (07:30), growing up in Springdale, AR, ice skating, and the 1994 National Championship (25:55), going to Arkansas for undergrad and the moment things turned around for him as a musician (39:35), studying with Michael Burritt at both Northwestern and Eastman for his grad degrees (01:06:20), and takes the time for some Random Ass Questions (01:28:30).

Finishing with a Rave on the movie Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (01:43:45).


Mark Boseman’s website

Mark Boseman’s Texas A&M International page

Mark Boseman’s Malletech page

Freddie Roach

Ivan Trevino

Canelo Alvarez - Gennady Golovkin 2nd fight

Miguel Cotto

Deontay Wilder - Tyson Fury fight

“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” - Aerosmith

James Moyer

Michael Burritt

Chal Ragsdale

Aaron Ragsdale

Megan Arns

“Waking Dreams” - Michael Burritt

Arkansas 1994 National Championship

Dale Warren

Two Mexican Dances - Gordon Stout

“Astral Dance” - Gordon Stout

Rocky IV trailer

“Merlin” - Andrew Thomas

“Three Moves” - Paul Lansky

“The Anvil Chorus” - David Lang

“Toccata in E-Flat Minor” - Raymond Helble

“Carousel” - David Friedman and David Samuels

“Velocites” - Joseph Schwantner

“Northern Lights” - Eric Ewazen

“West Side Suite” - John Serry

“Night Rhapsody” - John Serry

“Village Burial with Fire” - James Wood

“Dances of Earth and Fire” - Peter Klatzow

“Who Wants to Drink from the Fire Hose?!”

“Smooth Criminal” - Michael Jackson

“Smooth Criminal” - Alien Ant Farm

The Godfather Part II trailer

Goodfellas trailer

The Hunt for Red October trailer

Close Encounters of the Third Kind trailer

“Strive to be Happy” - Ivan Trevino

Desiderata - Max Ehrmann


RUMBLE trailer

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 122 - Carolyn Trowbridge

Walsh Middle School (TX) Percussion Instructor Carolyn Trowbridge stops by to talk about teaching, PASIC 2018, and playing in six local bands (02:40), growing up all over the U.S. and Europe and her beginnings in music (24:20), her background in ice skating (38:50), going to James Madison University (VA) for undergrad and UT-Austin for her master’s (50:40), and taking a stroll through the Random Ass Questions (01:02:30).

Finishing with a Rave on Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse (01:18:30).


Walsh Middle School Band Private Lessons

KP and the Boom Boom

Walsh Middle School Band

“Xylophonia” - George Hamilton Green

“Aboriginal Dreams” - Roland Barrett

“Power Struggle” - Nathan Daughtrey

“Dilate” - Ayden Machajewski

Inside Out Steelband

Simon Says

“Late in the Evening” - Paul Simon

“I Think We’re Alone Now” - Tiffany

Blades of Glory trailer

Triple Salchow

“Put a Lid on It” - Squirrel Nut Zippers

“Run This Town” - Rihanna, Jay Z and Kanye West

I, Tonya trailer

“Baby Got Back” - Sir Mix-A-Lot

Bill Rice

Michael Overman

Thomas Burritt

Tony Edwards


“Grand Fantasy in C Major” - Raymond Helble

Darren Dyke

C.J. Menge

“My Spine” - Bjork

Mike Vernusky


Blazing Saddles trailer

Spaceballs trailer

Young Frankenstein trailer

Zoolander trailer

Edward Scissorhands trailer

“P.Y.T.” - Michael Jackson

“Pool Party” - Aquabats

Ghoulies trailer

Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College trailer

“Race for the Prize” - The Flaming Lips

“Everybody’s Coming to My House” - David Byrne


Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse trailer

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 121 - Shaun Tilburg

Phoenix Symphony Principal Percussionist Shaun Tilburg stops by to talk about his symphonic playing career (03:00), his teaching and publishing activities (33:15), growing up in Houston and his hoops game (46:20), his unusual path to his undergrad degree at Rice University (58:50), his master’s degree at the University of Houston (01:10:00), his Artist Diploma from DePaul University (IL) and studying with Ted Atkatz (01:16:40), and devotes a bit of time to the Random Ass Questions (01:39:50).

Finishing with a Rave on the A&E Series “Cultureshock” (01:51:10).


Shaun Tilburg’s Phoenix Symphony page

Pocket Publications

The Dynamic Snare

Brian Del Signore

Ted Atkatz

Cynthia Yeh

Casey Cangelosi

Pius Cheung

Andy Akiho

The Regimen - Shaun Tilburg

Tributes - Ted Atkatz

Renee Keller

Adam West

Richard Brown

Concerto for Orchestra - Witold Lutoslawski

“Mirage” - Sueyoshi

“Mourning Dove Sonnet” - Christopher Deane

“Rebonds B” - Iannis Xenakis

“Madrigals” - George Crumb

Jacob Druckman

Alan Abel

Matthew Strauss

She-e Wu

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Haruki Murakami

Isaac Asimov

Iain Banks

Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace

Percussion Concerto - Andrew Norman


A&E’s Cultureshock

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 120 - BEST OF 2018!

CLIP SHOW! CLIP SHOW! This year’s “Best Of” includes discussions about Justin Johnson and his high school sports career (02:45), Aarik Danielsen and adoption and fatherhood (12:25), Rebecca Kite and her gigging cover band in undergrad (25:35), Andrea Venet studying for the Eastman Comps with Ron Swanson’s help (40:50), Andrés Espinoza being considered “Latino” upon living in the United States (50:10), David Grubb attending the National Association of Black Journalists conventions (01:03:15), John W. Parks IV on the 2016 PAS International Percussion Ensemble Competition (01:13:25), Adam Hopper on beating cancer (01:29:10), and Cara Wildman on work/life balance after studying in Ireland (01:37:30).

Finishing with one of Pete’s favorite Raves for the year: attending a live taping of the Slate Political Gabfest in St. Louis (01:53:00).

Full Episodes Excerpted From:

Justin Johnson

Aarik Danielsen

Rebecca Kite

Andrea Venet

Andrés Espinoza

David Grubb

John W. Parks IV

Adam Hopper

Cara Wildman

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 119 - Hector Gil

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 118 - Gloria Yehilevsky

2018 PASIC Clinician and Presenter and Birmingham Conservatory (U.K) Master’s Student Gloria Yehilevsky talks about her (then) upcoming PASIC presentations (03:30), growing up in San Diego and Belgium (21:30), drum corps years and doing her undergrad at Morehead State (KY) (40:45), the World Percussion Group tour in 2017 (59:00), and goes all in on the Random Ass Questions (01:19:05).

Finishing with a Rave on the classic movie Good Will Hunting (01:52:15).

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Gloria Yehilevsky’s New Music USA page

Daniel Berg


Brian Archinal

Second City

Whose Line is it Anyway?

Santa Clara Vanguard

Brian Mason

Shaun Gallant

“King of Denmark” - Morton Feldman

“Mourning Dove Sonnet” - Christopher Deane

“Asanga” - Kevin Volans

"Rebonds A” - Iannis Xenakis

“Choro No. 3” - Arranged Gordon Stout

“Loops II” - Philippe Hurel

“Mirage” - Yasuo Sueyoshi

World Percussion Group

Colin Currie

City of Birmingham Symphony Percussion

Black Sabbath

Gilmore Girls

Memento trailer

Charlie’s Angels trailer

Laurie Anderson


Good Will Hunting trailer

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 117 - Mike Garcia

LV Berkner High School (TX) Percussion Director Mike Garcia talks about his (then) upcoming PASIC 2018 performance (02:00), growing up in Laredo, TX, his [REDACTED] music career and his time on debate team (17:55), going to TCU for undergrad (31:10), post-undergrad years (along with a TX hiring freeze) (45:55), and takes time for the Random-Ass Questions (48:45).

Finishing with a Rave on Pete’s recent NCAA Volleyball Tournament trip (01:12:50).


Mike Garcia’s Innovative Percussion page

“José/beFore John 5” - Aurel Hollo

“Collide” - Jacob Remington

Clif Walker

Dave Hall

Ivan Trevino

Jim Casella

Hector Gil

Paul Rennick

Sounds of Summer

“Slopes” - Paul Rennick

Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven

“Blue Motion” - Stephen Whibley

“Beat It” - Michael Jackson

Inception trailer

Insidious trailer

Halloween trailer

The Dark Knight trailer

Hot Tub Time Machine trailer

Get Out trailer

A Quiet Place trailer

Kawhi Leonard

Tim Duncan

How Successful People Think - John Maxwell

The Tim Ferriss Podcast


The NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 116 - Cara Wildman

Prosper (TX) Elementary School Band Director and PASIC 2018 Clinic Presenter Cara Wildman talks about her Bodhran Presentation and her Master of Arts in Irish Traditional Music from Limerick, Ireland (03:10), growing up north of Dallas, her percussion background and her time doing science fair robotics competitions (20:35), going to TCU for undergrad (33:45), her post-undergrad career, getting a Master’s, and figuring out her work-life balance (42:40), and time for the Random Ass Questions (59:45).

Finishing with a Rave on the 2018 movie Eighth Grade and a selection from Cara Wildman’s recently released EP (01:11:05).


Cara Wildman’s Homepage

Cara Wildman’s Debut EP

Cara Wildman’s Rucker Elementary page

Steve Gadd

“It’s All Your Fault” - Asleep at the Wheel

“It We Make It Through December” - Merle Haggard

“Back in the Saddle Again” - Gene Autry

“T-R-O-U-B-L-E” - Travis Tritt


Brian West

Paul Rennick

Joey Carter

Hector Gil

“Marimba Spiritual” - Minoru Miki

“Beneath the Canopy” - Philip Parker

“Toccata and Divertimento” - Ney Rosauro

“Sleigh Ride” - Leroy Anderson

Sharknado trailer

Tombstone trailer

Frogs trailer

Goat Rodeo Sessions NPR Tiny Desk


Eighth Grade trailer

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 115 - Adam Hopper

Creator and Owner of Online Percussion Literature Store and Director of Percussion at Southwestern High School in Kentucky Adam Hopper talks about his current percussion teaching, performing and writing responsibilities (05:20), The BeatBachs Model (27:10), growing up in Kentucky and beating cancer as a child (42:15), going to Campbellsville University (KY) for undergrad (59:05), getting started in teaching and his master’s degree (01:11:00), and settles in for the Random Ass Questions (01:30:25).

Finishing with a Rave on Pete’s Percussion Podcast Guests and Fans (01:51:55).


Adam Hopper’s website

Adam Hopper’s C. Alan page

Somerset Big Band


Row-loff Productions

“Spur” - Ivan Trevino

“Buttonwood” - Evan Chapman

Eric Willie

Joshua Smith

Brandon Arvay

Travis Parker

Chad Floyd

Nicholas Fields

Matt Moore

“Blade” - Benjamin Finley

“Footpath” - Dave Samuels

“Sweet Little Jesus Boy” - arr. Adam Hopper

“Monkey Chant” - Glenn Kotche

“Meditation No. 2” - Casey Cangelosi

Hired Gun trailer

Lalo Davila

Jason Koontz

“Living on a Prayer” - Bon Jovi

Oceans Eleven trailer

Ocean’s 8 trailer

Dreamcatcher trailer

Snowpiercer trailer

Predator trailer

“They Don’t Really Care About Us” - Michael Jackson

Christian Laettner’s Shot against Kentucky, 1992

“Serenity Now!!”

1996 University of Kentucky Basketball

“Jersey” - Mark Guiliana

Janek Gwizdala

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 113 - PASIC 2018 Preview (Part 1)

The 3rd Annual Pete’s Percussion Podcast PASIC Preview!! PASIC 2018 is this week, and on Part 1, we have short interviews with presenters Gloria Yehilevsky (01:35), Cara Wildman (20:00), Mike Garcia (38:15) and Joe W. Moore III (54:45).


Gloria Yehilevsky’s website

Cara Wildman’s website

Mike Garcia’s LV Berkner page

Joe W. Moore III’s previous PPP appearance

Joe W. Moore III’s website

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 112 - John W. Parks, IV (Part 2)

Part 2 with FSU Percussion Professor John W. Parks IV as he talks about growing up in Gastonia, NC, info about Wake Forest, UNCG and the Eastern Music Festival, and getting the percussion bug (01:10), going to Furman University (SC) for undergrad and his student teaching experiences (19:40), going to Northwestern for his Master’s and FSU’s Ethnomusicology program (33:15), getting his doctorate at Eastman, taking Comps there, and his first job at Samford University (AL) (52:40), his 3 years working at Kansas University (01:11:40), and he handles the Random Ass Questions (01:18:00).

Finishing with a Rave on the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater (01:34:10).


Part 1 with John

Beethoven: The Ninth Symphony (Revised) - David Levy

John Shaw

Eric Schweikert

Eastern Music Festival

James Worthy

Leonard Hamilton

“Separate Ways” - Journey

“Tom Sawyer” - Rush

Carmina Burana - Carl Orff

Grant Dalton

Angie Zator Nelson

Brian Resnick

Matt Gold

“Merlin” - Andrew Thomas

Krebs Cycle

Clif Walker

Dan McGuire

John Paynter

Patsy Dash

Ed Harrison

Michael Burritt

Michael Udow

John H. Beck

“Colas Breugnon” Xylophone Excerpt

Blake Tyson

Payton McDonald

Steven Owen

Megan Arns

Abby Rehard

Michael Bakan

Dale Olsen

Donald Hunsberger

Gwen Dease

Nate Bartlett

Lee Vincent

McCoy Tyner

Girolamo Frescobaldi

Tracy Wiggins

Kevin Bobo

“Billie Jean” - Michael Jackson/Tony Succar

Hellraiser trailer

Alien trailer

Jaws trailer

Manos: The Hands of Fate trailer

The Disaster Artist trailer

“It’s Halloween” - The Shaggs

Concerto for Marimba - Tomas Svoboda

Piano Concerto in G Major, 2nd movement - Maurice Ravel


Alvin Ailey Dance Theater