Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 116 - Cara Wildman

Prosper (TX) Elementary School Band Director and PASIC 2018 Clinic Presenter Cara Wildman talks about her Bodhran Presentation and her Master of Arts in Irish Traditional Music from Limerick, Ireland (03:10), growing up north of Dallas, her percussion background and her time doing science fair robotics competitions (20:35), going to TCU for undergrad (33:45), her post-undergrad career, getting a Master’s, and figuring out her work-life balance (42:40), and time for the Random Ass Questions (59:45).

Finishing with a Rave on the 2018 movie Eighth Grade and a selection from Cara Wildman’s recently released EP (01:11:05).


Cara Wildman’s Homepage

Cara Wildman’s Debut EP

Cara Wildman’s Rucker Elementary page

Steve Gadd

“It’s All Your Fault” - Asleep at the Wheel

“It We Make It Through December” - Merle Haggard

“Back in the Saddle Again” - Gene Autry

“T-R-O-U-B-L-E” - Travis Tritt


Brian West

Paul Rennick

Joey Carter

Hector Gil

“Marimba Spiritual” - Minoru Miki

“Beneath the Canopy” - Philip Parker

“Toccata and Divertimento” - Ney Rosauro

“Sleigh Ride” - Leroy Anderson

Sharknado trailer

Tombstone trailer

Frogs trailer

Goat Rodeo Sessions NPR Tiny Desk


Eighth Grade trailer