Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 98 - Sarah Burke

Blinn College (TX) Director of Bands and Percussion Professor Sarah Burke talks about getting the Blinn job (02:20), getting the Director of Bands position (20:20), growing up in Lubbock, TX and getting around to volleyball, pool and reading (36:25), going to Texas Tech for undergrad (49:10), heading to Rutgers (NJ) for her master’s (01:01:02), jumping right into her doctorate at Rutgers and running into burnout (01:19:00), and finishing with the Random Ass Questions (01:31:30). 

Finishing with a Rave on the documentary The Opera House (01:44:45).


Sarah Burke's Blinn College page

Sarah Burke's Blinn College TedX page

Blue Bell Creameries

Todd Meehan

Blake Tyson

Lisa Rogers

Alan Shinn

William Faulkner

Salman Rushdie

Thomas Hardy

Ernest Hemingway

"Four Rotations" - Eric Sammut

"Rhythmic Caprice" - Leigh Howard Stevens

Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra - Eric Ewazen

"Chaconne" - J.S. Bach

"11th Commandment" - Chuck Mangione

"Bags Groove" - Milt Jackson

"Variations on Lost Love" - David Maslanka

She-e Wu

Alan Abel

Bob Becker

Kristin Lyman

Staci Stokes-Waites

Josh Armstrong

Brett Jones

Aaron Nix

"Eight Pieces for Four TImpani" - Elliott Carter

"EDGE (Corrugated Box)" - Bruce Hamilton

"Northern Lights" - Eric Ewazen

"Time for Marimba" - Minoru Miki

"Rain Tree" - Toru Takemitsu

"Rebonds B/A" - Iannis Xenakis

"Psappha" - Iannis Xenakis

"Merlin" - Andrew Thomas

"The King of Denmark" - Morton Feldman

"Zyklus" - Karl Stockhausen

"Veni, Veni Emanuel" - James MacMillan

Aaron Ragsdale

Christmas Vacation trailer

The English Patient trailer

"Human Nature" - Michael Jackson

First-Person Shooter games

O Magnum Mysterium - Morton Lauridsen

"Sure on the Shining Light" - Morton Lauridsen


The Opera House trailer