The one and only John H. Beck, Professor Emeritus of Percussion at Eastman School of Music, joins the show! He talks about his teaching philosophy, his wine philosophy, what it was like teaching people like Steve Gadd, Leigh Howard Stevens, Gordon Stout, John Hollenbeck and Michal Burritt, his fortissimo snare drum roll during his Philadelphia Orchestra audition, the late, great Alan Abel, and more. So much percussion history during this hour from one of our favorites. Enjoy!
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Also, Aaron backs away from the mic, music and the pandemic, video games, Ivan is a slow reader, politics, and more.
After yet another year-long hiatus, The Aaron and Ivan Podcast has returned! In this episode, we talk quarantine life, privilege, favorite TV shows and music stuff too. Come hang and catch up with us.
After a two year hiatus, the Aaron and Ivan Podcast is back! In this episode, THE WORST INTRO TO A PODCAST EVER (vol. 2), we revisit The Big Trouble’s PASIC 2018 concert, Aaron offers some funny parenting advice and much more. Episode photo credit: HPK Creative Arts.
Mentions / shout-outs to the following friends: Drew Worden, Maria Finkelmeier, Rob Honstein, Todd Meehan, Baylor Percussion Group, Mark Boseman, Joshua Simonds, Madeleine McQueen, Sam Um, Sarah Staebell, Amanda Trevino, Elliot Cole, Gabriella Mayer, Ben Pitt, George Clements, Mark Boseman, Jason Treuting, Doug Perkins, Sam Um, Stella Perlic, Gabriella Mayer, Danny from Chosen Vale, Lagan Percussion, Ricky Bracamontes, Taylor Davis, James Ferris, Stephen Seymour, Chris Mead, A&F Drum Co., Evans Drumheads, Malletech Instruments, Vic Firth, Zildjian, MalletLab, Meinl Percussion, Yamaha, DW Drums, Berkner High School Percussion, Vista Ridge High School Percussion, Glenn Choe, Nate Wood, Nate Smith, Megan Arns, University of Missouri Mbira Ensemble, Musekiwa Chingodza, Chris Jones, Erik Forst.
Episode 2: Aaron and Ivan revisit their Eastman School of Music days, including: Aaron’s first day pants problem // Ivan’s music theory placement test // The bass incident // Audition days // The milk chugging contest // Ivan on Frederick Fennell // Aaron on Bob Brookmeyer // What makes us happy, mad and more…
All episodes feature music written by Aaron and Ivan, performed this week by:
Bending and Breaking
Michael Burritt & Ivan Trevino
Phillip O’Banion (Karma Loop from his album Digital Divide)
University of Tennessee at Martin Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Julie Hill