Welcome to the website of percussionist Oliver Molina!
Oliver has been selected to perform on the Professionals Concert at the 2022 National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy. He will be performing Matt Curlee’s The Ending of Things From a Distance for marimba and tape. The conference will be held at the University of Memphis on May 22-24.
Oliver will be performing David Gillingham’s Concertino for Four Percussion and Wind Ensemble with the Ninkasi Percussion Group. The concerto will be accompanied by the University of Louisiana-Monroe Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Derle Long, on April 14, 2022 in Monroe, LA.
It is the middle of winter break with the holidays all around. I sit here on Christmas Eve typing this blog post reflecting about a disturbing trend I have come to realize recently. This trend is one that significantly gets worse as the students age and progress in their studies. I have worked in various … Continue reading CONFESSIONS OF A COLLEGE (PERCUSSION) PROFESSOR – #4 (HOLIDAY EDITION)
This fall semester is finally in the books but it is one definitely for the books. I feel lucky that my teaching load and schedule didn’t really change despite all the COVID-19 protocols and restrictions. I was able teach all my classes, ensembles, and lessons face-to-face but there were still many challenges. I write this … Continue reading Confessions of a college (percussion) professor – #3