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The @Percussion - Episode 192 - James Campbell

August 30, 2019


James Campbell is the Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Kentucky.  He's received worldwide recognition as a performer, pedagogue and author, and is a respected figure in the development of the contemporary percussion ensemble. He has toured extensively throughout The Americas, Europe, and Asia. Currently Provost’s Distinguished Service Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, he also holds the positions of Principal Percussionist with the Lexington Philharmonic, drummer with the Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra, and Past-President of the Percussive Arts Society.

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0:00 Intro and hello. Hi, Jeff 7:57 Provost's Distinguished Service Professor? 9:55 Preparing students for jobs in higher ed? 18:05 What knowledge and skills do you want your students to graduate with? 20:22 Ben: Glen Kotche 30:17 Importance of mult-percussion? 33:17 Studying with Al O'Connor? 35:24 What are the schedules like for your undergrads, MM's, and DMA's? 40:15 Karli: setting goals / back to school. 4 Guidelines for Effective Goal Setting. 52:10 4 quadrants and time management, balance. 58:30 Aluphone experience? 1:00:02 How did you become such good friends with Anders Astrand? 1:05:14 Today in history: Dame Ethel Smyth