136 - Eric Rucker
Joining us this week is Eric Rucker. Eric is a performer, educator, composer, and arranger based in South Florida. He is the percussion instructor at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts and Bak Middle School of the Arts, and a 2017 Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Ensemble Competition winner. He is also the founder of Mode Marimba and a MalletLab faculty member.
Watch here. Listen below.
0:00 Intro and Hello
1:22 Malletlab camp with Drew Tucker
4:44 Mode Marimba Company
15:30 Ben Millesen: What other materials did you consider for the bars?
17:12 Casey: What's the sound?
29:15 Adam Hopper: process for selecting literature for your students?
31:15 Ben: percussion ensemble literature for young groups
44:45 Laurel: Competitions
54:30 Connor Yeackley: Thoughts on starting serious percussion studies young?