Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 113 - PASIC 2018 Preview (Part 1)

The 3rd Annual Pete’s Percussion Podcast PASIC Preview!! PASIC 2018 is this week, and on Part 1, we have short interviews with presenters Gloria Yehilevsky (01:35), Cara Wildman (20:00), Mike Garcia (38:15) and Joe W. Moore III (54:45).


Gloria Yehilevsky’s website

Cara Wildman’s website

Mike Garcia’s LV Berkner page

Joe W. Moore III’s previous PPP appearance

Joe W. Moore III’s website

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 112 - John W. Parks, IV (Part 2)

Part 2 with FSU Percussion Professor John W. Parks IV as he talks about growing up in Gastonia, NC, info about Wake Forest, UNCG and the Eastern Music Festival, and getting the percussion bug (01:10), going to Furman University (SC) for undergrad and his student teaching experiences (19:40), going to Northwestern for his Master’s and FSU’s Ethnomusicology program (33:15), getting his doctorate at Eastman, taking Comps there, and his first job at Samford University (AL) (52:40), his 3 years working at Kansas University (01:11:40), and he handles the Random Ass Questions (01:18:00).

Finishing with a Rave on the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater (01:34:10).


Part 1 with John

Beethoven: The Ninth Symphony (Revised) - David Levy

John Shaw

Eric Schweikert

Eastern Music Festival

James Worthy

Leonard Hamilton

“Separate Ways” - Journey

“Tom Sawyer” - Rush

Carmina Burana - Carl Orff

Grant Dalton

Angie Zator Nelson

Brian Resnick

Matt Gold

“Merlin” - Andrew Thomas

Krebs Cycle

Clif Walker

Dan McGuire

John Paynter

Patsy Dash

Ed Harrison

Michael Burritt

Michael Udow

John H. Beck

“Colas Breugnon” Xylophone Excerpt

Blake Tyson

Payton McDonald

Steven Owen

Megan Arns

Abby Rehard

Michael Bakan

Dale Olsen

Donald Hunsberger

Gwen Dease

Nate Bartlett

Lee Vincent

McCoy Tyner

Girolamo Frescobaldi

Tracy Wiggins

Kevin Bobo

“Billie Jean” - Michael Jackson/Tony Succar

Hellraiser trailer

Alien trailer

Jaws trailer

Manos: The Hands of Fate trailer

The Disaster Artist trailer

“It’s Halloween” - The Shaggs

Concerto for Marimba - Tomas Svoboda

Piano Concerto in G Major, 2nd movement - Maurice Ravel


Alvin Ailey Dance Theater

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 111 - John W. Parks IV (Part 1)

In Part 1, Florida State University Percussion Professor John W. Parks IV talks about getting the FSU job and the personal and professional changes that have occurred over the years (03:20), his experiences building the audio and video recording side of his career (28:15), how NOT to be a good colleague as a new faculty member (42:45), and the events surrounding the 2016 PAS IPEC (52:10).

Finishing with a Rave on the newest version of A Star is Born (01:07:50).


John W. Parks IV’s Homepage

John W. Parks IV’s Florida State page

John W. Parks IV’s Zildjian page

John W. Parks IV’s appearance on the @ Percussion Podcast

Jeff Moore

John R. Beck

Matt McCutchen

Kevin Bobo

Michael Burritt

Jonathan Ovalle

Blake Tyson

Scott Herring

Tom Burritt

Spark Music Group

Line Upon Line

She-e Wu

Will James

Payton MacDonald

Omar Carmenates

Gary Werdesheim

Saul Goodman

Bobby Bowden

Leon Anderson

Eric Willie

Brian Zator

Dave Hall

Jerry Noble


A Star is Born trailer

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 110 - Victoria Sparks, 2018

University of Manitoba Percussion Professor Victoria Sparks returns to the podcast!  After getting hit with the “hard” questions, Victoria talks about her experience as the subject of the documentary “Concerto” (03:50), her now full-time position at the University of Manitoba and facts about the Winnipeg Jets (10:25), her previous position teaching Music Therapy at Canadian Mennonite University (31:30), other professional activities (35:10), and finally gets to deal with some Random Ass Questions (38:45).

Finishing with a Rave on the American Masters’ Documentary “Itzhak” (01:02:40).


Listen to This and The Rest is Noise - Alex Ross

Victoria Sparks 2016 Episode

Victoria Sparks’ Prairie Percussion Page

The Documentary Concerto

Mark Scheifele

Brendan Thompson

Wall-E Animation Sound Design

James Brown’s T.A.M.I. Show Appearance

The Handmaid’s Tale ballet

“I’m Bound to Pack It Up” - The White Stripes

Josh Armstrong

“Reflections on the Nature of Water” - Jacob Druckman

“Velocities” - Joseph Schwantner

“Merlin” - Andrew Thomas

“Man in the Mirror” - Michael Jackson

French Kiss trailer

Norway House

The West Wing

The West Wing Weekly

Marimba Challenge Cup



Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 109 - Judy Moonert

Western Michigan University Percussion Professor Judy Moonert stops by to talk about getting the Western Michigan job and the process of Doctoral Equivalencies (01:30), being around lakes and not going on the job market (26:40), growing up in the Cleveland area (31:00), going to Indiana University for her undergrad (39:20) and her master’s (56:10), and deals with the Random Ass Questions (01:12:30).

Finishing with a Rave on PBS’ American Masters Series (01:37:25).


Judy Moonert’s Western Michigan Homepage

Coalescence Percussion Duo

George Gaber

Rebecca Kite

Doctoral Equivalency

Billy Hart

Peter Erskine

Greg Secor

Tom Miller

Eugene Novotney

Donald Miller

Richard Johnson

Norm Weinberg

Ed Hartman

Kenny Aronoff

Stan Kenton

Maynard Ferguson

Steve Weiss

“Primo” - Arthur Cappio

Kevin Bobo

“L’Histoire Du Soldat” - Igor Stravinsky

“Chaconne” - J.S. Bach

“Polka For the Golden Age” - Shostakovich

Wonder Woman trailer

Red Sparrow trailer

Dustin Johnson

Bubba Watson

Batman Trading Cards

Opus 21


American Masters “Artists Flight”

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 108 - Michael Waldrop

Eastern Washington University Percussion Professor Michael Waldrop talks about getting the EWU job (01:25), his previous college jobs in Colorado and Ohio (23:00), growing up in upstate New York (39:25), going to North Texas for undergrad (47:20), taking time off to practice back home before going to the University of Memphis for a master’s in composing (01:01:20), doing some touring before doing the UNT doctorate (01:15:20), and taking the time for Random Ass Questions (01:27:05).

Finishing with a Rave and Review on the 2018 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival (01:43:30).


Michael Waldrop homepage

Eastern Washington’s Red Turf

Gordon Stout

Steve Gadd

Buddy Rich

Elvin Jones

Tony Williams

The Outline of History - H.G. Wells

Kurt Covington

Greg Bissonette

Henry Okstel

Alan Dawson

Ron Fink

Ed Smith

“Time” - Minoru Miki

“Grand Fantasy in C Major” - Raymond Helble

Jack DeJohnette

Jimi Tunnell

Stax Records

Donald Brown

Tony Reedus

Bill Mobley

Gene Rush

The Sunset: Limited trailer

James Cotton

Jonathan Middleton

“Chick Corea and Friends”

A Love Supreme


Roots N Blues N BBQ 2018

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 107 - Jason Haaheim

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Principal Timpanist Jason Haaheim stops by to talk about getting the Met Orchestra job (02:15), representation in orchestras (14:30), getting the call and managing the insane rehearsal and performance schedule (19:40), his 10-year career as an engineer prior to the Met job (39:40), growing up near Minneapolis/St. Paul and developing a love for your work (54:50), the similarities and differences in the challenges for orchestras and those who work in the tech and science field (01:18:00), and deals with the Random Ass Questions (01:30:35).

Finishing with a rave on Killers of the Flower Moon (01:44:10).


Jason Haaheim’s homepage

Jason Haaheim at the Met Opera

Jason Haaheim’s Pearl Drums page

Jason Haaheim’s NPR profile

Parker Lee

Verdi’s Otello

Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Aaron McDonald

The Met Opera in HD

Problems in Rossini timpani parts


Dip-pen Nanolithography

Michael Jordan

Maria Finkelmeier

Silicon Valley


The Onion

“Thriller”, “Beat It” , “Smooth Criminal” - Michael Jackson

Citizen Kane trailer

Elvish languages

Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan soundtrack

Human Ashes spread at Met Opera

“The Good Friday Music” - Wagner’s Parsifal


Killers of the Flower Moon - David Grann

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 106 - Maria Finkelmeier

Boston-area Percussionist, Composer, Creator of Kadence Arts and Professor of Entrepreneurship Maria Finkelmeier talks about her business and music activities (03:00), issues in arts and marketing (20:50), making her career work in Boston (32:50), growing up in the Cincinnati area and the consequences of a major injury on her career (40:15), her sports and student government involvement growing up (51:10), going to Ohio State for undergrad (57:00), getting her master’s at Eastman (01:09:50), her three years in Sweden (01:22:15), and takes the time for some Random Ass Questions (01:38:00).

Finishing with a Rave on a Ray Bradbury short story (01:58:20).


Maria Finkelmeier’s website

Kadence Arts

Inuksuit - John Luther Adams

Jason Treuting

Robert Honstein

The Beat Bus

Anders Astrand

“All The Small Things” - Blink 182

“Screaming Infidelities” - Dashboard Confessional

“Climb Every Mountain” - Sound of Music

“Benjamin Calypso” - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

“Go Go Joseph” - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Susan Powell

“Doctor Gradus Ad Parnassum” - Claude Debussy

“Two Movements for Marimba” - Toshimitsu Tanaka

“Suite for Snare Drum” - Siegfried Fink

John H. Beck

Michael Burritt

Christopher Norton

“Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion” - Bela Bartok

Casey Cangelosi

Kevin Bobo

Ensemble Evolution

Jacob Remington

Annie Stevens

Megan Arns

Mr. and Mrs. Smith trailer

Allied trailer

“Thriller” - Michael Jackson

Morris Palter

James Turrell


“Pillar of Fire” - Ray Bradbury

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 105 - Brian Nozny

Troy University (AL) Lecturer of Percussion Brian Nozny stops to talk about his current percussion activities (02:25), how he got established in the Gulf Coast region and his affinity for video games (18:25), his North Dakota college job, living there, and why he left (33:45), his composition career (44:35), growing up near Albany (NY) and his love of Tool and Toto (49:05), going to Virginia Tech for undergrad (01:09:45), getting masters of music degrees at Miami and North Texas (01:20:10), getting his DMA at the University of Kentucky (01:36:40), and takes the time for some Random Ass Questions (01:46:50).

Finishing with a Rave on Spies Like Us (02:05:15).


Brian Nozny's homepage

Brian Nozny's Troy University homepage

Brian Nozny's Innovative Percussion page

Brian Nozny's Evans Drumheads page

National Flute Association

Omar Carmenates

John Psathas

Scott Herring

Adam Blackstock

Benjamin Fraley

Robert Clayson

Justin Alexander



Fallout 4

Duck Hunt

Dreamcast Games

Legend of Zelda Gold Cartridge

James Campbell

Fargo TV Show trailer

John W. Parks IV

Mike Portnoy

"Holy Wars...The Punishment Due" - Megadeth

"Far Behind" - Candlebox

"Operation Mindcrime" - Queensryche

"I'm The Man" - Anthrax

"Even Flow" - Pearl Jam

"Limelight" - Rush

"Metropolis: Part 1" - Dream Theater

Birch Creek Summer Music Academy

Dan Moore

"Africa" - Toto

"Rosanna" - Toto

"The Grudge" - Tool

"Sober" - Tool

"46 and 2" - Tool

Jim Petercsak

David McKee

Michael Vick's Virginia Tech highlights

Frank Beamer

"Rhythm Song" - Paul Smadbeck

"Pezza da Concerto" - Zivkovic

"Esch S/Sure" - Albert Fissinger

Ney Rosauro

Andy Harnsberger

North Texas Percussion Faculty

"No Leaf Clover" - Metallica

"Bonham" - Christopher Rouse

"Ku-Ka Ilimoku" - Christopher Rouse

"Ogoun Badagris" - Christopher Rouse

Airplane trailer

Ghost Ship trailer

The Disaster Artist trailer

Birdemic trailer

Two Movements for Marimba - Toshimitsu Tanaka

Aqua Teen Hunger Force

How Did This Get Made? podcast

This American Life - Fermi's Paradox

"Child's Garden of Dreams" - David Maslanka


Spies Like Us trailer

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 104 - David Grubb, 2018

David Grubb returns for a third podcast visit!  The Episode 2 and 32 guest talks about his current career on the NBA beat with Crescent City Sports (03:10), covering LSU football and the perils of being a black sportswriter in the south (24:00), his experiences at the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Conventions (33:25), his upcoming activities in podcasting and TV (43:10), and FINALLY gets the chance to answer some Random Ass Questions (50:25).

Finishing with a rave on the HBO show Hard Knocks (01:19:30).


David Grubb's PPP appearances in 2016 and 2017

David Grubb's Crescent City Sports page

David Grubb's Twitter Feed

The Bird Calls podcast

Mike Krzyzewski

Gary Williams

Greg Lloyd

Anthony Davis

Les Miles

National Association of Black Journalists

William C. Rhoden

Bomani Jones

Jemele Hill

LZ Granderson

Jamilah Lemieux

Earl Monroe

Charles Barkley

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

Rembert Browne

Magic Johnson

Rob Parker

Michael Smith

DeMarcus Cousins

Inception trailer

The Dark Knight

Spies Like Us trailer

Master of None: Season 2 trailer

"Don't Stop til You Get Enough" - Michael Jackson

"Human Nature" - Michael Jackson

"Thriller" - Michael Jackson

"Remember The Time" - Michael Jackson

"Do What You Do" - Jermaine Jackson

"Say Say Say" - Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson

"Somebody's Watching Me" - Rockwell

"Obscene Phone Caller" - Rockwell

Pose: Season 1 trailer


Hard Knocks

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 103 - Mindy Abovitz Monk

Publisher and Founder of Tom Tom Magazine and Co-Creator of the “Hit Like a Girl” series Mindy Abovitz Monk talks about the beginnings of the magazine (01:40), how she schedules content and discusses her new podcast The Beat and The Pulse (13:30), “The Oral History of Female Drummers” Installations (19:00), breaking free from the traditional women’s place in percussion (30:40), the intersection of feminism and drumming (38:10), growing up in Florida and getting a late start to drumming (48:50), and managing through the Random Ass Questions (01:10:30).

Finishing with a Rave on BlackkKlansman (01:23:55).


Tom Tom Magazine

The Beat and the Pulse

The Oral History of Female Drummers

Cindy Blackman Santana

Neil Peart

John Bonham

Evelyn Glennie

Kimberly Thompson

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

Andre Torres

Fred Armisen

Janet Weiss

The Random Stars

Bulletproof Stockings

Bikini Kill

Riot grrrl

Gloria Steinem

Joan Didion

Good to Great - Jim Collins

Dan Harris

Malcolm Gladwell

Modern Drummer

What Happened, Miss Simone? trailer

Marley trailer

The Breadcrumb Trail trailer

From Motown to Off The Wall trailer

20 Feet From Stardom trailer

Get Out trailer

Moonlight trailer

Boys Don't Cry trailer

The Passion of the Christ trailer

"Bodak Yellow" - Cardi B

Fifty Shades of Grey

The Hunger Games

"Billie Jean" - Michael Jackson

Note to Self podcast

Serial podcast

StartUp podcast


BlackkKlansman trailer

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 102 - Abby Rehard

Current FSU Ethnomusicology Ph.D student and Pete’s former co-worker Abby Rehard talks about her interests in Ethnomusicology, along with her years at Northern Illinois and her former Mizzou work duties (04:20), growing up in Macon (MO) and her time doing quiz bowl, high hurdles, and reading (31:45), her Mizzou undergrad years (58:55), her thoughts on women in percussion (01:07:40), and settles in for Random Ass Questions (01:23:20).

Finishing with an Appreciation of the late, great Aretha Franklin (01:44:20).


Abby Rehard local profile

Stephanie Shonekan

Mike Mixtacki

Cliff Alexis

Greg Beyer

Fernando Rocha

Lord of the Rings

Harry Potter

Jane Austen

Kurt Vonnegut

Julia Gaines

Michael Budds

"Women in Percussion" - Meghan Aube

Megan Arns

Sherry Rubins

Julie Davila

Gwen Dease

Sarah Waters

Caixa Trio

Escape Ten

Living Room Music

"Man in the Mirror" - Michael Jackson

The Far Side

Drop Dead Gorgeous trailer

The Spy Next Door trailer

Spongebob Squarepants



Aretha Franklin and piano

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 101 - Andrés Espinoza

University of La Verne (CA) Music History and Percussion Professor Andrés Espinoza talks about his current teaching and performing activities (01:40), being considered Latinx upon arriving in the U.S.A. (11:45), his dissertation on Salsa Music (23:40), the 2016 PASIC Race Panel he participated in (30:20), his years as an adjunct teacher in New England (37:25), growing up in Chile and the arts and music scene there (48:00), doing his first undergrad degree in performance in Cuba (01:03:00), his second undergrad in Jazz Composition at Berklee (01:13:10), his Master’s in Jazz Studies in the United Kingdom (01:21:15), and takes the time for Random Ass Questions (01:28:20).

Finishing with a Rave on the book Attempting Normal (01:40:15).


Andrés Espinoza's La Verne page

Matt Henry

Neeraj Mehta

Marvin Sparks, Jr.

Michael Taylor

Augusto Pinochet

"Show Me Your Soul" - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Argentine Rock

"Cuando Pase El Temblor" - Soda Stereo

"Rock Box" - Run D.M.C.

"Fight the Power" - Public Enemy

Chilean Hip Hop

"El Juego Verdadero" - Tiro de Gracia

"Contact" - The Police

"Xiomara" - Irakere

"Margaritaville" - Jimmy Buffet

Fitzcarraldo trailer

Do the Right Thing trailer

John Cage


Attempting Normal - Marc Maron

Pete's Percussion Podcast: EPISODE 100! - Neeraj Mehta (Part 2)

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 99 - Neeraj Mehta (Part 1)

Part 1 with CCNY – Queensborough Community College Neeraj Mehta covers his current percussion activities and employment (02:00), his years teaching, performing and living in Wyoming, issues of diversity, and the 2016 PASIC Race Panel he participated in (17:50), and his year teaching at UNCG (42:30).

Finishing with a Rave on the Documentary Lindy Lou: Juror No. 2 (58:25).


Neeraj Mehta's homepage

Neeraj Mehta's Innovative Percussion page

Per Norgard

Michael Spiro

Mike Mixtacki

Joe Galvin

"Lost Dog"

MK Groove Orchestra

Jonathan Ovalle

Mark Ramirez

Joe W. Moore III

"Continuum" - Gyorgy Ligeti

Keith Jarrett

Luciano Berio

Bob Becker

John Cage

Susan Powell

Brian Baldauff

Sympatico Percussion Group

Russell Hartenberger

B. Michael Williams

Matt Henry

Marvin R. Sparks Jr.

Andrés Espinoza

Indira Gandhi



Cities of the Dead - Joseph Roach

Divine Utterances - Katherine Hagedorn

Cort McClaren

Kris Keeton

Eric Willie


Lindy Lou, Juror No. 2

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 98 - Sarah Burke

Blinn College (TX) Director of Bands and Percussion Professor Sarah Burke talks about getting the Blinn job (02:20), getting the Director of Bands position (20:20), growing up in Lubbock, TX and getting around to volleyball, pool and reading (36:25), going to Texas Tech for undergrad (49:10), heading to Rutgers (NJ) for her master’s (01:01:02), jumping right into her doctorate at Rutgers and running into burnout (01:19:00), and finishing with the Random Ass Questions (01:31:30). 

Finishing with a Rave on the documentary The Opera House (01:44:45).


Sarah Burke's Blinn College page

Sarah Burke's Blinn College TedX page

Blue Bell Creameries

Todd Meehan

Blake Tyson

Lisa Rogers

Alan Shinn

William Faulkner

Salman Rushdie

Thomas Hardy

Ernest Hemingway

"Four Rotations" - Eric Sammut

"Rhythmic Caprice" - Leigh Howard Stevens

Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra - Eric Ewazen

"Chaconne" - J.S. Bach

"11th Commandment" - Chuck Mangione

"Bags Groove" - Milt Jackson

"Variations on Lost Love" - David Maslanka

She-e Wu

Alan Abel

Bob Becker

Kristin Lyman

Staci Stokes-Waites

Josh Armstrong

Brett Jones

Aaron Nix

"Eight Pieces for Four TImpani" - Elliott Carter

"EDGE (Corrugated Box)" - Bruce Hamilton

"Northern Lights" - Eric Ewazen

"Time for Marimba" - Minoru Miki

"Rain Tree" - Toru Takemitsu

"Rebonds B/A" - Iannis Xenakis

"Psappha" - Iannis Xenakis

"Merlin" - Andrew Thomas

"The King of Denmark" - Morton Feldman

"Zyklus" - Karl Stockhausen

"Veni, Veni Emanuel" - James MacMillan

Aaron Ragsdale

Christmas Vacation trailer

The English Patient trailer

"Human Nature" - Michael Jackson

First-Person Shooter games

O Magnum Mysterium - Morton Lauridsen

"Sure on the Shining Light" - Morton Lauridsen


The Opera House trailer

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 97 - Renee Keller

ProMusica Chamber Ensemble Principal Percusssionist/Timpanist and Music Professor at OSU-Lima Renee Keller stops by to talk about her current teaching responsibilities (01:40), her work with ProMusica and the Duomo Percussion Duo (26:55), growing up in Rochester, NY and her views on women in percussion (38:55), going to the University of Michigan for undergrad (51:10), going to Temple University (PA) and studying with Alan Abel for her master’s (58:20), taking auditions for a year before studying with She-e Wu for her doctorate (01:09:10), and going along with the Random Ass Questions (01:41:35).

Finishing with a Rave on the World Cup (01:49:55).


Renee Keller's Homepage

Renee Keller's ProMusica page

Les Misérables (Musical)

Les Misérables (Film)

Miss Saigon


The Phantom of the Opera

My Fair Lady

Sarah Waters

Ruth Cahn

Patti Niemi

Michael Udow

John H. Beck

Jonathan Ovalle

Brian Zator

"Ilijas" - Nebojsa Zivkovic

"Moonchild/In Your Quiet Place" - Gary Burton

"Bongo-0" - Roberto Sierra

Sonata in A Minor - J.S. Bach

"She Who Sleeps with a Small Blanket" - Kevin Volans

Tango Suite, No. 1 - Piazzolla/Kevin Super

Angela Zator Nelson

Alan Abel

Philip O'Banion

"Mudra" - Bob Becker

"Mirror in the Shoe Store..." - Susan Powell

"Merlin" - Andrew Thomas

"Generally Spoken..." - Zivkovic

"Rebellion" - Stephen Rush

She-e Wu

Percussion Instruments and Their History - James Blades

"Reflections on the Nature of Water" - Jacob Druckman

"Rebonds A" - Iannis Xenakis

"Chaconne" - J.S. Bach

"Variations on Lost Love" - David Maslanka

"Le Livres des Claviers" - Philippe Manourey

"Omar" - Franco Donatoni

"And What Rough Beast...?" - Mark Satterwhite

"Three Moves" - Paul Lansky

"13 Drums" - Maki Ishii

"Ripple" - Akira Miyoshi

"Arabesco Infinito" - Alejandro Viñao

"Loops 2" - Philippe Hurel

"Psappha" - Iannis Xenakis

"Tambourin Paraphrase" - Keiko Abe

"Nagoya Marimbas" - Steve Reich

The Tooth Fairy trailer

V for Vendetta trailer

Forrest Gump trailer

"Knockin' On Your Screen Door" - John Prine

Matt Coley


Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 96 - Patti Niemi

San Francisco Opera Orchestra Percussionist and Memorist Patti Niemi talks about her now 26-year position with the Orchestra and her other percussion interests (01:40), how her book “Sticking It Out” came to be (21:25), the issues of power in teacher/student relationships and the Anita Hill hearings (34:30), her career dealing with anxiety (46:10), growing up near Rochester, NY (01:01:00), her years at Juilliard (01:10:00), and managing her way through the Random Ass Questions (01:22:20).

Finishing with a “further” Rave on Patti’s book (01:34:20).


Patti Niemi's homepage

Patti Niemi's San Franscisco Opera homepage

"Sticking It Out"

Jake Heggie

"Lady Macbeth" - Shostakovich

"Porgy and Bess" Xylophone Excerpt

Messiaen and Percussion Writing

Howard Hersh

"Winter Season: A Dancer's Journey" - Toni Bentley

Williard Scott

 Bryant Gumbel

Jane Pauley

Anita documentary trailer

Will James

Bob Ayers Percussion

Miami Heat History

Glen Rice

Ruth Cahn

Mary Karr

Maya Angelou

Philip Roth

Curtis Sittenfeld

On Writing - Stephen King

Judy Blume

Jon Burgardt

The Graduate trailer

Paranormal Activity trailer

"I Know What I Like" - Genesis

"Che Nell'alma Infondere Amor" from Don Carlo - Verdi

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 95 - Sarah Waters