Houllif, Murray

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Murray Houllif

Biography

Born: November 28, 1948

Country: Monticello, New York, U.S.A.

Studies: State University College, Potsdam, NY (B..S), State University at Stony Brook, NY (M.M.)

Teachers: Saul Feldstein, Richard Fitz, James Petercsak, Raymond Des Roches

Website: http://murrayhoullif.homestead.com/



A native of Woodbourne, New York, he holds degrees from the State University of New York at Potsdam (BS Music Education) and the State University of New York at Stony Brook (MM Percussion Performance). His teachers include Raymond Des Roches, Richard Fitz, James Petercsak, Sandy Feldstein, Dom Famularo, and Bey Perry (organist Jimmy Smith's drummer). Having subsequently served as co-coordinator of percussion at North Texas State University in Denton, Murray has recently retired from 32 years as a band director and percussion specialist in the public schools of Smithtown, New York.

As a member of the percussion section of the Long Island Symphony under Seymour Lipkin and the Nassau Symphony directed by Andrew Schenk, he has performed with Dave Brubeck, Marian McPartland, Itzak Perlman, Bryon Janis, Stanley Drucker, Julius Baker, Lynn Harrell and Phil Smith. He co-founded, wrote for and performed with the Ambira Mallet Quartet. Murray currently performs with Theatre Three as show drummer/percussionist for the past 8 years. He was drumset player with Art Rollini (formerly with the Benny Goodman band) for 7 years. He endorses Pro-Mark sticks and Grover Pro-Percussion products.

With approximately 210 concert and pedagogic publications to his credit, he has written numerous articles for such professional journals as “Percussive Notes”, "Modern Drummer", "The Instrumentalist", "School Band and Orchestra Magazine", and the “Music Educator’s Journal”.

With over 175 concert and pedagogic publications to his credit, he won the Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest twice and has written numerous articles for such professional journals as Percussive Notes, Modern Drummer, The Instrumentalist, School Band and Orchestra Magazine, and the Music Educator’s Journal.[1]

Works for Percussion

21 Groove Street - Snare Drum
A Latin Confection - Percussion Quartet - Body Percussion
A Stroke of Good Fortune - Snare Drum
Ain't it Rich - Drum Set
Athenian Folk Dance - Marimba
Be Rockin' by Seven - Percussion Septet
Blue Samba - Percussion Septet; Electric Bass
Bluegrass Girl (Hey, Lester!) - Marimba
Bop on the Top - Vibraphone
Casper's Dance - Marimba
Cha-Cha for Seven - Percussion Septet
Compatriots - Percussion Duo
Concert Duet for Flute and Vibraphone - Vibraphone; Flute
Contemplation for Solo Vibraphone - Vibraphone
Contemporary Collection for Snare Drum - Snare Drum
Contemporary Collection for Snare Drum (Two Players) - Snare Drum (2)
Contemporary Drumset Solos - Drumset
Contemporary Mallet Duets (Houllif) - Mallet Duo; Marimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone
Contest Duets for Young Mallet Players - Mallet Duo
Contest Ensembles for Intermediate Percussionists - Percussion Quartet
Contest Ensembles for Young Percussionists - Percussion Quintet
Contest Solos for the Intermediate Drum Set Player - Drumset
Contest Solos for the Intermediate Mallet Player - Mallets
Contest Solos for the Intermediate Snare Drummer - Snare Drum
Contest Solos for the Intermediate Timpanist - Timpani
Contest Solos for the Young Drum Set Player - Drumset
Contest Solos for the Young Mallet Player - Mallets
Contest Solos for the Young Snare Drummer - Snare Drum
Conversations - Marimba/Vibraphone
Conversations (Duo) - Marimba/Vibraphone
Der Paukenmeister - Timpani
Dialogue (Houllif) - Marimba; Trumpet
Diggity-Jig - Percussion Trio
Earthlings - Percussion Trio
Estudio No. 1 - 6 para Marimba - Marimba
Five for Two - Multiple Percussion; Bass Clarinet
For a Percussionist - Multiple Percussion
Four Pieces by Edvard Grieg - Marimba
Four Verses for Timpani - Timpani
Four-Way Split - Percussion Quartet
Geneology - Drumset
Helping Hands - Drumset; Percussion Ensemble
Hip-Hop-Chops - Percussion Trio
Homage to a Be-Bop Drummer - Drumset
Interlude for Bassoon and Marimba - Marimba; Bassoon
Interplay for Trumpet and Percussion - Multiple Percussion; Trumpet
J. P. - Percussion Quartet
Just for the Funk of It - Drumset
Kentucky Rosewood - Percussion Trio
Legends of Percussion - Duet Edition - Percussion Duo
Louisiana Lightnin' - Percussion Quartet
Luminescence for Guitar and Percussion - Multiple Percussion; Guitar
Mallet Etudes in Contemporary Style - Mallets
Mallet Music - Mallets
March Madness - Percussion Quartet
March Triumphant - Timpani
Mess You Up - Snare Drum
Mist - Vibraphone
More Contest Duets for Young Snare Drummers - Percussion Duo - Snare Drum
More Contest Solos for the Intermediate Mallet Player - Mallets
More Contest Solos for the Intermediate Snare Drummer - Snare Drum
More Contest Solos for the Young Drum Set Player - Drumset
More Contest Solos for the Young Mallet Player - Mallet
More Contest Solos for the Young Snare Drummer - Snare Drum
More Contest Solos for the Young Timpanist - Timpani
Mountain Man - Multiple Percussion
New Shoes Blues - Percussion Duo; Marimba/Vibraphone
Octaphonics - Percussion Octet
Pals - Percussion Duo
Paragons - Marimba; Percussion Quintet
Philly - Drumset
Phone Tag - Multiple Percussion
Reggae Rock - Drumset
Rock Duo - Percussion Duo; Drumsets (2)
Rolling Down the Road - Snare Drum
Samba - Marimba
Samba-ly - Drumset
Scotland - Marimba
Sea Breeze - Vibraphone; Saxophone
Sergeant York - Snare Drum
Shuffalo - Percussion Trio
Shufflin' Feet - Drumset
Six Estudios for Marimba - Marimba
Slap Me Five - Percussion Trio
Snare Drum Duets for the Intermediate Player - Percussion Duo - Snare Drums (2)
Snare Drum Solo No. 1 - Snare Drum
Soldier's March from Histoire du Soldat - Percussion Septet
Solos in Style - Snare Drum
Spectrum - Timpani
Style Suite for Solo Snare Drum - Snare Drum
Suite for Timpani (Houllif) - Timpani
Suite: Three Songs of the South - Marimba
Sultans of Swat - Percussion Trio
Summer Vacation - Snare Drum
Syncopated March - Snare Drum
The Blue Parrot - Percussion Sextet
The Nesaquake Shake - Percussion Sextet
The Three Musketeers - Percussion Trio - Snare Drums (3)
Three Forms - Mallets
Three Movements for Multi-Percussionist and Percussion Quartet - Multiple Percussion; Percussion Quartet
Three Movements for Trombone and Timpani - Timpani; Trombone
Three Pieces for Marimba - Marimba
Three Settings for Timpani - Timpani
Three South American Sketches - Percussion Quartet
Timepiece - Percussion Quartet; Flute; Clarinet
Toys - Percussion Trio
Tranquility for Solo Vibraphone - Vibraphone
Two Gentlemen of Virginia - Percussion Sextet
Two In A Funk - Percussion Duo - Marimba Duo
Two Pieces for Marimba - Marimba
Ukrainian Bell Carol - Percussion Sextet
Undercurrents (Houllif) - Percussion Quintet
Virtuoso for Drumset Soloist and Percussion Quartet - Drumset; Percussion Quartet
Waltz Duo - Percussion Duo - Drumsets (2)
Waltz For A Lady - Vibraphone
Warrior Dance - Percussion Septet
Whole-Tone Piece - Percussion Sextet
Who's There? - Snare Drum

References

  1. http://www.kendormusic.com/store/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=214