Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 153 - Matthew Geiger

Eastern Tennessee State University (ETSU) Percussion Professor Matthew Geiger talks about the ETSU job, training music majors and recruiting in the Appalachian Valley (05:20), teaching part-time at Morehead State (KY) and getting the job at ETSU (33:40), growing up in Indianapolis, learning piano, and playing decent golf (50:20), going to the University of Kentucky for undergrad (01:09:45), going to Michigan for the Master’s before heading back to Kentucky for the DMA (01:25:45), and finishes with the Random Ass Questions (01:44:30).

Finishing with a Rave on the documentary Somm (02:05:00).


Matthew Geiger’s website

Matthew Geiger’s ETSU page

Matthew Geiger’s Innovative Percussion page

Matthew Geiger’s Yamaha page

Rande Sanderbeck

Francisco Perez

Logan Ball

Joe Moore

Cardioid Microphone


Dave Gerhart

Julie Hill

Tennessee Promise

Brian Mason

Jonathan Sharp

Michael Haithcock

James Campbell

Brian Nozny

Michael Udow

Joseph Gramley

Jonathan Ovalle

Erwin Mueller

“Tom Sawyer” - Rush

Omar Carmenates

Players First - John Calipari

The Rest is Noise - Alex Ross

Listen to This - Alex Ross

Freakonomics podcast

Grit - Angela Duckworth

Peak - Anders Ericcson

“Old Town Road” - Lil Nas X

2012 Kentucky Basketball Championship

Billy Gillespie

Symphony No. 1 - Gustav Mahler

“Bless the Broken Road” - Rascal Flatts


Somm trailer