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Dr. Paul Bissell

 

Dr. Paul Bissell has taught at Del Mar College since 1997, teaching both percussion and music technology classes. He taught the same at Lousiana Tech University for five years previous. Since 2007, he has exclusively taught music technology and recording classes at DMC focusing all his efforts in this area. He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society and has attended workshops with Syn-Aud-Con (founded by Don Davis).

Formal Education

D.M.A. Degree (Music Composition/Theory) 2001 University of Texas at Austin
M.M. Degree (Music Performance-Percussion) 1990 University of Texas at Austin
B.A. Degree (Music Performance-Percussion) 1988 University of South Florida

Publications (Articles)

Compression with Percussion Percussive Notes, February 2004
Spicing up a Shuffle Percussive Notes, April 2003
Sibelius 1.4 Percussive Notes, August 2001
The Art of Drumset Transcription Percussive Notes, Month 1998
Interview with Dave Weckl Percussive Notes, Month 1998
"Step It" Transcription (Dave Weckl - drums) Percussive Notes, Month 1998
Tenor Madness - Crosses Percussive Notes Month 1997
Tenor Madness - Sweeps Percussive Notes Month 1997
Tenor Madness - Combinations Percussive Notes Month 1997
Linear Vibraphone Voicings The Louisiana Musician March 1996
Beginning Drumset Comping Techniques The Louisiana Musician May 1995
(this article was also selected and appeared in Nebraska's NMEA magazine)
Realistic Drumset Programming pt. I The Transoniq Hacker November 1994
Realistic Drumset Programming pt.II The Transoniq Hacker December 1994
The Whip Stroke Percussive Notes October 1993
Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra Percussive Notes Fall 1990

Publications (Books)

Audio Engineering 1
Audio Engineering 2
Al Di Meola Classics
Tenor Madness - Advice, Instruction and Exercises for Advanced Tenor Techniques
Grantham: The Technique of Orchestration Fifth Edition- Percussion Editor

Publications (Compositions)

The Alabados Song (Marimba and Tape) Go Fish Music
Hangar 84 (Marimba and Tape) Go Fish Music
Spumante (trans. for Wind Ensemble)- Theodore Presser
The Three Hoaxes (Clarinet, Cello and Marimba) Go Fish Music
The Resilient Heart (Wind Ensemble) Go Fish Music
The Darwin Awards (Voice and Piano) Go Fish Music
Castle Creek Overture (trans.for Wind Ensemble) - Theodore Presser
Green (Wind Ensemble) Go Fish Music
Archipelago (Flute and Percussion) Go Fish Music
The Butterfly (solo marimba) Marimba Publications
On Track (Orchestra) Go Fish Music
The Alien Hustle (marching percussion) Go Fish Music
G.H.Green Ragtime Vol. 1 (accompaniment tapes) Go Fish Music
Three Subway Scenes (chamber orchestra) Go Fish Music
Monster Mudder Truck Pull (percussion trio) Go Fish Music
Equal Fire (percussion sextet) Go Fish Music 190
Small Heroes (brass and percussion) Go Fish Music
Sunny's Theme - Theme song airing on KEDM Radio's (NPR) "Lagniappe" show.

Dr. Paul Bissell
Associate Professor of Music
Director, Sound Recording Technology
Contact: pbissell@delmar.edu

Formal Education

D.M.A. Degree (Music Composition/Theory) 2001 University of Texas at Austin
M.M. Degree (Music Performance-Percussion) 1990 University of Texas at Austin
B.A. Degree (Music Performance-Percussion) 1988 University of South Florida

Performing Experience

1997- 2001 Corpus Christi Symphony (Principal)
1997- present Corpus Christi Ballet
1995- 1997 Shreveport Symphony
1992-1995 Ruston Symphony
1989-1992 The Austin Symphony
1990-1992 Austin Ballet
1990-1992 Austin Lyric Opera
1989-1991 Austin Chamber Players
1990-1992 Austin Sinfonetta
1988-1990 ISIS New Music Ensemble
1988 Florida Southwest Symphony Orchestra
1985-1988 The Florida Orchestra
1987-1988 Southwest Florida Symphony
1987-1992 Roundtop Festival Orchestra
1986-1988 Tampa Oratorio Society

Luciano Pavoratti, The Joeffrey Ballet, Spy Kids II movie soundtrack, The Miami Ballet Co., Honolulu Symphony, Robert Merrill, Joan Rivers, Herman's Hermits, The New York Ballet Co. The Diamonds, The Chordettes, Victoria Bach Festival, The New Texas Festival.

Recordings (Engineer / Musician)

Tom Burritt - All Times Identical solo marimba
Spy Kids II - Movie Sound Track
Janis Potter- Variations in Blue solo marimba
U2C3- Light a Candle choir and piano
Karl Korte - Extensions, A Retrospective of Electro/Acoustic Music - Centaur Records
Eric Johnson - Ah Via Musicum Capitol Records
Kirt Kempter - Standing on this Bridge - Red Dog Records
Kirt Kempter - Wrinkle in Time - Red Dog Records
James Lewis - You Must Remember This (with the University of South Florida Wind Ensemble) - GM Recordings