Here is a short sample of a Samba Batucada groove that I recorded in March, 2019. I also did the audio recording and audio/video editing. Sounds best with quality headphones!

Elliott Carter's Saëta from Eight Pieces for Four Timpani. Performed live by Melinda A. Leoce on November 8, 2015 in Recital Hall at Indiana University. Filming/Editing by Mirshad Ghalip.

Movements II. Tango, and III. Dance of Passion Performed live by Melinda A. Leoce on November 18, 2015 at Indiana University Filmed and edited by Mirshad Ghalip

Melinda A. Leoce and Kristin Olson play Trevino's Hold Fast. Performed live at Indiana University on November 8, 2015. Filmed and edited by Mirshad Ghalip.


Click the image above for links to sample the tracks on The John Psathas Percussion Project Vol. 1, released in 2019 by Navona Records. JP3 is headed by Dr. Omar Carmenates, Director of Percussion at Furman University.

From Omar Carmenates' 2012 release, The Gaia Theory. Performers: Omar Carmenates, Melinda Leoce, and Luis Rivera. 

Please check out Dr. Carmenates' other fantastic work here

My live performance of “The Honeybee” by Liam Teague in a masterclass with the composer.

Highlights from my students in the Graceland University Percussion Ensemble. More information about Graceland Percussion can be found here.

An annual tradition with my Percussion Methods students!

Cello Suite in G Major by J. S. Bach, I. Prelude, IV. Sarabande, III. Courante

IU Percussion Ensemble - "Migraine Sketches" by Kevin Bobo

Toccata for Marimba and Vibraphone by Anders Koppel (featuring Tommy Dobbs on marimba)

Mudra - Bob Becker

FSU Percussion Ensemble performs an arrangement of Aldridge’s “Dance of Passion” from “from my little island” at PASIC. Vibraphone soloists are myself and Connor Stevens.

Naked and On Fire - Adam Silverman