Murray Houllif

Murray Houllif

Born: November 28, 1948

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) plus 63 additional credit hours. 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 performed with Theatre Three as show drummer for 8 years. He was drumset player with Art Rollini (formerly with the Benny Goodman band) for 7 years. He has been the timpanist with the Symphonic Pops Orchestra for the past 5 years.He endorses Pro-Mark sticks and Grover Pro-Percussion products. Murray is also an avid flatpicker of bluegrass on his collection of acoustic steel-string guitars and practitioner of the art of Tai Chi.

With approximately 250 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”.

Murray won the Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest twice and the Distinguished Music Leadership Award for excellence in percussion education which was presented to him on May 3, 2015 by the New Jersey Youth Symphony Percussion Ensemble directed by Dr. Kenneth Piascik. >

Website: www.murrayhoullif.homestead.com

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10 Jazz Drum Set Solos

10 Jazz Drum Set Solos

$8.50

Product #: 13579 Credits: Houllif Series: Drum Set Solo Instrumentation: Drum Set Grade: 3-4 Description: The goal of this book is to acquaint grade 3-4…

 

 

  

1812 Overture

1812 Overture

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Product #: 20031 Credits: Tschaikowsky / Houllif Series: Percussion Sextet Instrumentation: Bells/Tambourine, Vibes/Triangle, Marimba/Tenor Drum, Snare Drum, Bass Drum/Cymbals, and Tim…

Ain't It Rich! (Digital Download Only)

Ain't It Rich! (Digital Download Only)

$5.50

Product #: 13520 Credits: Houllif Series: Drum Set Solo Instrumentation: Drum Set Solo Grade: 5 Description: This swingin' tribute to Buddy Rich opens w…

 

 

  

American Patrol

American Patrol

$13.95

Product #: 20010 Credits: Meacham / Houllif Series: Percussion Sextet Instrumentation: Bells/Field or Tenor Drum; Xylophone (or Marimba, Vibes)/Woodblock; 2 Timpani/Triangle; Snare D…

 

 

  

Body Jams

Body Jams

$29.95

Product #: 20606 Credits: Houllif Series: Classroom Music Series Grade: 1-2 Description: For general music and instrumental class use, each of the six small ensemble pi…

 

 

  

Body Percussion For Two

Body Percussion For Two

$11.95

Product #: 20379 Credits: Houllif Series: Body Percussion Instrumentation: Duet Grade: 3-4 Description: Written in a variety of musical styles -- jazz, …

 

 

  

Can Can (Digital Download Only)

Can Can (Digital Download Only)

$14.95

Product #: 20015 Credits: Offenbach / Houllif Series: Percussion Sextet Instrumentation: bells; xylophone; marimba; timpani; drum set; triangle/tambourine Grade: 4 …

 

 

  

Cap Gun Western, A

Cap Gun Western, A

$13.95

Product #: 20018 Credits: Houllif Series: Percussion Sextet Instrumentation: Bells or Xylophone/Bubble Wrap, 2 Timpani, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Small Tom, Woodblock/Triangle/Bubble Wrap…

 

 

  

Carumba (Digital Download Only)

Carumba (Digital Download Only)

$9.50

Product #: 20391 Credits: Houllif Series: Body Percussion Instrumentation: Trio Grade: 2+ Description: Written in response to the remarkable success we …

 

 

  

Chicago (Digital Download Only)

Chicago (Digital Download Only)

$12.95

Product #: 19943 Credits: Fisher / Houllif Series: Percussion Quintet Instrumentation: xylophone; bells; drum set; woodblock/cowbell; marimba Grade: 3 Descr…

 

 

  

Christmas Present, A (based on God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and We Three Kings Of Orient Are)

Christmas Present, A (based on God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and We Three Kings Of Orient Are)

$16.95

Product #: 20078 Credits: arr. Houllif Series: Percussion Septet Instrumentation: Bells; Vibes; Marimba; Drumset; Suspended Finger Cymba/Triangle; Sleigh Bells; Tambourine …

 

 

  

Classic Beginning Solos For The Complete Percussionist

Classic Beginning Solos For The Complete Percussionist

$12.50

Product #: 14021 Credits: Various Series: Mixed Percussion Solo Instrumentation: Mixed Percussion Solo Grade: 1-3 Description: This exciting compilation…

 

 

  

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