Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 56 - Brian Zator (part 1)

The Prez is here!! Current Percussive Arts Society (PAS) President and Texas A&M-Commerce Percussion Professor Brian Zator joins me for Part 1 of our interview.  We get to how he got the Commerce job while also eventually doing his DMA at North Texas (03:15), becoming PAS President (21:00), being “Best in Class” (34:15), changes in membership levels for PAS (36:00), the role of Past Presidents (43:15), “Why didn’t I get picked for PASIC?!” (46:15), the influence of companies on the organization and Exhibit Hall Layout changes (49:15), taking a look at other college jobs (53:45), and the “rigorous” auditions to get into Commerce (01:02:30).

Finishing with a Rave on “Tickling Giants” (01:09:00)


Brian Zator's Homepage

Brian Zator's Texas A&M - Commerce page

Brian Zator's Innovative Percussion page

Michael Udow

Michael Gould

Brian West

Eric Willie

Minoru Miki

Mark Ford

Chris Deane

"The Glory and the Grandeur" - Russell Peck

Ed Smith

UNT's Keyboard Percussion Symposium

Sandi Rennick

Paul Rennick

Joshua Simonds

Lauren Vogel Weiss

Paul Buyer

Julie Hill

Tim Lautzenheiser

John R. Beck

National Treasure trailer

Chris Hanning

Nancy Zeltsman




Tickling Giants trailer