Pete's Percussion Podcast - Episode 5: Laura Franklin

Laura talks about getting the Brevard College job (00:02:30), the Saint Louis University job (00:17:15), how she got out of being a farmer in West Texas (00:30:25), Texas Tech life (00:46:10), the story behind her one "B" in undergrad (00:59:30), the culture-shock of Boston and studying with Vic Firth (01:04:45), and the UNCG years (01:23:40).  Also, find out how YOU can tell it was a good year for farmers in drought/flood ridden Abernathy, TX (there'll be a test).

The podcast concludes with Raves (01:43:00).


Laura Franklin's Saint Louis University page

Cort McClaren's C. Alan Composers page

Kurt Gartner's Kansas State page

National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy

Brevard Music Center and Festival

Brevard College Percussion

Alan Shinn's Texas Tech page

Lisa Rogers' Texas Tech page

Randy Fluman's Texas A&M Kingsville page

Kari Klier's Texas State page

Vic Firth Recollections page

Ted Atkatz homepage

Nancy Zeltsman homepage

Allen Teel's Abilene Christian page


Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Love & Mercy trailer

"Surfer Girl" by The Beach Boys