Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 64 - Gwen Dease

Michigan State University Percussion Professor Gwen Dease talks about getting the job at MSU (02:50), her connection to Bob Van Sice (10:20), the challenges of keeping the program up while also being a female tenured percussion professor with a family (13:10), the PASIC experience (19:00), growing up in St. Louis and playing violin (26:00), doing high school at Interlochen Arts Academy (33:00), going to Eastman for undergrad (40:40), her interest in pottery (43:00), going to Peabody for Master’s Degree No. 1 (53:00), going to Yale for Master’s Degree No. 2 (01:05:50), getting used to the institutional size of Michigan State (01:16:15), and getting through the Random-Ass Questions (01:19:45).

Finishing with a Rave on the documentary “George Michael: Freedom” (01:29:00).


Gwen Dease's Michigan State page

Gwen Dease's Pearl page

Gwen Dease performs "Khan Variations"

Alison Shaw

Bob Van Sice

Todd Meehan

Julia Gaines

"Luminescent Experiment" - Josh Trentadue

"Pillar IV" - Andy Akiho

"Symphonie Espagnole" - Edward Lalo

"Violin Concerto" - Bruch

John Alfieri

Jeffrey Irving

John H. Beck

John W. Parks IV

Steve Owen

Payton MacDonald

"Variations on Japanese Children's Songs - Keiko Abe

"Rebonds" - Iannis Xenakis

"Velocities" - Joseph Schwantner

"Merlin" - Andrew Thomas

"Time" - Minoru Miki

Svet Stoyanov

Ayano Kataoka

Eric Cha-Beach

Julian Pelicano

Ji Hye Jung

"Village Burial with Fire" - James Wood

"Lute Suite" - J.S. Bach

"Autumn Island" - Roger Reynolds

Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion - Bela Bartok

Calder Mobiles


George Michael: Freedom trailer