Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 33 - Matt Henry

University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) Percussion Professor and SpecDrum founder Matt Henry talks about the 2016 PASIC panel on race relations he moderated (01:45), the SpecDrum project (11:50), getting the job at UMSL (26:40), growing up in Carbondale (IL) and (recently) working on his father’s mayoral race (39:10), going to Houston to study with Marvin Sparks (59:30), moving to STL to continue studying with Mr. Sparks at UMSL (01:03:30), teaching in the Clayton (MO) School District after his bachelor’s (01:13:10), and creatively putting together a Master’s Degree at Webster’s University (MO) (01:19:30).  Matt then gets subjected to some Random-Ass Questions (01:27:10).

Concluding with a rave about and a reading from the book An Unquiet Mind (01:38:55).


Matt Henry's UMSL page


Marvin Sparks

Andres Espinoza

Michael Taylor

Neeraj Mehta

Ruben Alvarez

Heather Sloan

Allen Teel

Thomas Zirkle

Mayor Mike Henry

Terreon Gully

Ron Sikes

"Marimba Dances" - Ross Edwards

"Raga No. 1" - Bill Cahn

Chris Treloar

Tom Stubbs

Pulp Fiction trailer

The English Patient trailer

"Tiriba" - Mamady Keita

"Wanna Be Startin' Something" - Michael Jackson

13th trailer

"A Thousand Kisses Deep" - Leonard Cohen


An Unquiet Mind - Kay Redfield Jamison