Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 151 - Brianna Trainor

2019 Mizzou Master’s in Percussion Graduate  Brianna Trainor stops by to talk about the 2 recitals she gave this year (01:50), going to Ghana in 2018 (18:20), her experience with the New Music Ensemble at Mizzou and the idea of supporting other musicians (26:25), working as Personnel Manager with the Missouri Summer Symphony and upcoming work (38:05), growing up in Wisconsin and her musical influences (46:10), going to Wisconsin-Stevens Point for undergrad (01:06:00), moving to Chicago to work for Third Coast Percussion (01:20:40), and finishing with the Random Ass Questions (01:37:30).

Finishing with a Rave on frequent guest David Grubb and his new Radio Show (01:50:20).


Brianna Trainor’s bio

Mizzou New Music Ensemble

Hannah Hutchins

Juan José R. Calvo

“Spider Walk” - Marta Ptaszynska

Chen Yi

“Faded Lines” - Andrea Venet

Andrea Venet

“Head to Toe” - Molly Joyce

Mike Truesdell

Megan Arns

Jennifer Higdon

Nancy Zeltsman

“The mirror in the shoe store that you use…” - Susan Powell

Andrew Mahonen

Carrie Magin

Angelica Negron

Nathan Daughtrey

“Impromptu” - William May

Dagbe Cultural Institute

Bernard Woma

So Percussion

The Contemporary Percussionist - Michael Udow

“Cold Pressed” - David Hollinden

Third Coast Percussion

Flat Water Percussion Trio

CHannel2 Percussion Duo

Niko Schroeder

Mikkel Christensen


Missouri Symphony Society

Columbia Civic Orchestra


Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps

Urban Olive & Vine

“A Terrible Beauty” - Roger Braun

“Psappha” - Iannis Xenakis

“Bone Alphabet” - Brian Ferneyhough

“Silver Streetcar for the Orchestra” - Alvin Lucier

Ryan Korb

Adam Rappel

Brian Baldauff

Dancer in the Dark trailer

“Smells Like Teen Spirit” - Nirvana

“Alive” - Pearl Jam

“Lovesong” - The Cure

“Motorcrash” - The Sugarcubes

“The Clampdown” - The Clash

“Just Can’t Get Enough” - Depeche Mode

“Holiday in Cambodia” - Dead Kennedys

“Hunter” - Björk

“Runs in the Family” - Amanda Palmer

Mike Patton

Michael Colgrass

John Zorn

Paul Draper

“The So-Called Laws of Nature” - David Lang

Marina Abramovic

Keiko Abe

Neil Gaiman

Rebecca McDaniel

What We Do in the Shadows trailer


David Grubb’s appearances on the podcast in 2016, 2017, and 2018

Hard in the Paint AM 1280

David Grubb’s Go Fund Me page