Rosin Eating Zombies from Outer Space by Richard Meyer
Conducted by Guadalupe V. Garcia
Guadalupe V. Garcia is from Streamwood, Illinois where she first started her path in music. Under the direction of various music directors, she realized that she wanted to be a music educator. At VanderCook, Ms. Garcia is chapter president of American Strings Teacher Association, plays in the orchestra, and works in the Business, Registrars, Graduate Dean, and President’s Offices. After graduation, Ms. Garcia wishes to become a middle school orchestra director.
Rosin Eating Zombies from Outer Space composed by Richard Meyer is a tribute to the 1950s B- monster movies, like The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Blob, and War of the Worlds. This piece is filled with various techniques, such as Bartok pizzicato, glissandos, ponticello, etc., to achieve the sense of “a zombie around the corner waiting to get your rosin.” The composer, Richard Meyer, currently teaches in public schools in Temple City, California. He has written many compositions, like Mantas and Moonlight Tango, which are very popular in the instructional string world.