Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 143 - Thom Hasenpflug

Idaho State University Percussion Professor and Music Department Chair Thom Hasenpflug talks about getting the job there and the challenges of recruiting to his school (03:05), taking on the chair position (with a brief NY sports interlude) (22:30, growing up in Duchess County, NY, and more about living and working in the American West (45:00), going to Ithaca College (NY) for his undergrad and master’s and the idea of “Percussion Trees” (01:02:30), studying with Doug Walter for his doctorate at UC-Boulder and his “get-a-job” period (01:18:45), and takes time for the Random Ass Questions (01:31:50).

Finishing with a Rave on the benefits of Travel (01:42:15).


Thom Hasenpflug’s homepage

Thom Hasenpflug’s Idaho State page

Thom Hasenpflug’s C.Alan page

Jeannine Remy

Stephens Performing Arts Center (ID)

Blood, Sweat and Tears

2000 World Series (Yankees-Mets)

1990s New York Knicks

MacKenzie River Pizza

Andrew Hasenpflug

Sun Valley (ID)

Ketchum (ID)

Jackson Hole (WY)

John H. Beck

Michael Burritt

Thomas Burritt

Steven Schick

Michael Udow

WarGames trailer

Doug Walter

Gordon Stout

Alan Abel

Charles Owen

Mike Truesdell

Doug Perkins

Bonnie Whiting

“Astral Dance” - Gordon Stout

“Four Movements for Marimba” - Michael Burritt

“October Night” - Michael Burritt

Bill Molenhof

“For The Gap” - Thom Hasenpflug

Porgy and Bess xylophone part

Airplane! trailer

Amadeus trailer

The Thing (1982) trailer

Out of Sight trailer

The Hobbit trailer

World War Z trailer

Zero Hour! trailer

Signs trailer

“Ghost Riders in the Sky” - Riders in the Sky

Nighthawks - Edward Hopper