Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 156 - Douglas Cardwell

New Mexico Philharmonic Principal Timpanist Douglas Cardwell stops by to talk about his orchestral happenings (01:45), private teaching, working at the University of New Mexico, gigging, and living in New Mexico (17:00), being an African-American in the mostly white orchestral world (30:00), growing up in central Virginia and his background in sports (43:30), his undergrad at James Madison University (VA) Master’s at Rice University (TX), and his professional career in Detroit (01:02:30), and takes time for the Random Ass Questions (01:23:30).

Finishing with a Rave on the film On Her Shoulders (01:34:50).


Douglas Cardwell’s homepage

Douglas Cardwell’s Pearl Drums page

Douglas Cardwell’s New Mexico Philharmonic page

“So What” - Miles Davis

“My Favorite Things” - John Coltrane

Jazz Suite No. 2 - Dmitri Shostakovich

Scott Ney

Spoleto Festival

TImothy K. Adams, Jr.

African-American Orchestral Percussionists

Sphinx Organization

Daisy Newman

The National Orchestra Institute

National Repertory Orchestra

“Shout it Out Loud” - KISS

“Gimme All Your Lovin’” - ZZ Top

“Jump” - Van Halen

“Tom Sawyer” - Rush

“Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” - Temptations

Sal Rabbio

Bill Rice

Tony Falcone

Alan Abel

Richard Brown

Brian Del Signore

John H. Beck

Neeme Järvi

Kung Fu Panda trailer

King Kong (2005) trailer

Federer-Djokovic 2019 Wimbledon Final

Langston Hughes

Lao Tzu


On Her Shoulders trailer