Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 106 - Maria Finkelmeier

Boston-area Percussionist, Composer, Creator of Kadence Arts and Professor of Entrepreneurship Maria Finkelmeier talks about her business and music activities (03:00), issues in arts and marketing (20:50), making her career work in Boston (32:50), growing up in the Cincinnati area and the consequences of a major injury on her career (40:15), her sports and student government involvement growing up (51:10), going to Ohio State for undergrad (57:00), getting her master’s at Eastman (01:09:50), her three years in Sweden (01:22:15), and takes the time for some Random Ass Questions (01:38:00).

Finishing with a Rave on a Ray Bradbury short story (01:58:20).


Maria Finkelmeier’s website

Kadence Arts

Inuksuit - John Luther Adams

Jason Treuting

Robert Honstein

The Beat Bus

Anders Astrand

“All The Small Things” - Blink 182

“Screaming Infidelities” - Dashboard Confessional

“Climb Every Mountain” - Sound of Music

“Benjamin Calypso” - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

“Go Go Joseph” - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Susan Powell

“Doctor Gradus Ad Parnassum” - Claude Debussy

“Two Movements for Marimba” - Toshimitsu Tanaka

“Suite for Snare Drum” - Siegfried Fink

John H. Beck

Michael Burritt

Christopher Norton

“Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion” - Bela Bartok

Casey Cangelosi

Kevin Bobo

Ensemble Evolution

Jacob Remington

Annie Stevens

Megan Arns

Mr. and Mrs. Smith trailer

Allied trailer

“Thriller” - Michael Jackson

Morris Palter

James Turrell


“Pillar of Fire” - Ray Bradbury