Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 129 - Jim Snell

University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Associate Dean of Performance Management and Chair of the Instrumental Division Jim Snell stops by to talk about his positions as Percussion Professor and Administrator at UMKC and the “joy” of meetings (02:25), the challenges of recruiting to UMKC and its place in the state (34:00), growing up near Chicago and being part of a VERY artistic family concerned with quality (53:15), going to the University of Illinois for undergrad (01:10:00), doing his master’s at Southern Methodist University (TX) (01:18:00), getting his doctorate at UMKC and teaching for 2 years in New Mexico (01:26:30), and takes time for the Random Ass Questions (01:33:20).

Finishing with a Rave on the Aretha Franklin Concert Film Amazing Grace (01:51:45).


Jim Snell’s UMKC page

Marimba Yajalón

Laurence Kaptain

Rebecca Kite

Michael Udow

Christopher Shultis

Doug Howard

Nick Petrella

Diane Petrella

Chris McLaurin

Ron Swanson

UMKC Football Twitter

Terry Applebaum

Tom Siwe

Kal Cherry

Terrie Snell

Five Finger Death Punch

Kelsey Snell

Second City

Erin Snell

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

The Goonies trailer

Easy Rider trailer

Steve Gadd

Paul Price

Lieutenant Kijé - Prokofiev

SMU Death Penalty

Modern School for Xylophone, Marimba and Vibraphone - Morris Goldenberg

Instruction Course for Xylophone - George H. Green

2015 World Series

Fran Tarkenton

Cody Parker’s “Double Doink” field goal

Real Genius trailer

Weird Science trailer

Smokey and the Bandit trailer

Sixteen Candles trailer

Fast Times at Ridgemont High trailer


Amazing Grace trailer