Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 43 - Bill Shaltis

University of Memphis Percussion Professor and Creator of “Good Beats Percussion” Bill Shaltis see Pete’s Jets t-shirt and responds accordingly (02:40), talks about getting the Memphis job from his work at Missouri Southern and UMKC (03:10), growing up in Michigan (13:30), his Patriots fandom, coupled with some more sports talk (17:10), times in high school percussion (23:00), going to Michigan State for undergrad (27:15), heading to Boston Conservatory for his master’s (41:45), the good and bad of freelancing in Boston post-grad school and then joining Evansville (IN) Philharmonic as principal percussionist (1:00:00), going to UMKC for his doctorate (01:12:25), while video podcasting (01:15:50), along with the logistics of taking the Boise Philharmonic timpani job (01:18:50), and finishing with some Random-Ass Questions (01:38:00).

Closing with a rave on “Master of None” (01:49:10).


Bill Shaltis' Memphis page

Boise Philharmonic Orchestra Members Page

"Good Beats"'

"Seven to Queens" - Andy Beall

"Blues for Gilbert" - Mark Glentworth

"Cage for One" -  Dwayne Corbin

"Jigsaw Falling Into Place" - Radiohead

Frank Shaffer

Memphis Music Initiative

Hot Chops

Brian Fronzaglia

Barry Sanders

Drew Bledsoe

Bill Simmons

Ewing Theory

Zach Randolph

Aaron "Bleeping" Boone

"Teardrops" - Mitchell Peters

Finale from Symphony No. 5 - Shostakovich

Movement 1 from Symphony No. 2 - Mahler

Alison Shaw

Keith Aleo

Larry Livingston

David Hall

E Major Partita - J. S. Bach

"Recital Duo" - Dan Knipple

"Tambourin Paraphrase" - Keiko Abe

"Sonata for Timpani" - John Beck

"Saeta" - Elliot Carter

"Six Marimbas" - Steve Reich

Ted Atkatz

Sal Rabbio

David Herbert

Metallica S&M

Anthony DiSanza

Pat Hollenbeck

Nancy Zeltsman

Concerto for Percussion - Joseph Schwantner

Mystic River trailer

Manchester By the Sea trailer

"1 + 1" - Philip Glass

"Prelude to Endgame" - Philip Glass

"Variations on Lost Love" - David Maslanka

"Cold Pressed" - David Hollinden

"Symphony with Eight Obbligato Timpani" - JCC Fischer

Will James

Casey Cangelosi

Pius Cheung

"Liar" - Henry Rollins Band

"Thieves" - Ministry

Kansas City Chiefs Drumline

Jim Snell

Chris McLaurin

Nick Petrella

"Third Construction" - John Cage

"Tassa" - Ben Wahlund

"The Final Precipice" - Jeffrey Peyton

"Duettino Concertante" - Ingolf Dahl

"Call of Boromir" - Dan McCarthy

"Harmonic Rhythm" - Russell Peck

Anchorman trailer

Napoleon Dynamite trailer

Talladega Nights trailer

Serial podcast

Up and Vanished podcast


Master of None trailer