Dr. Stuart Marrs, Professor of Music Emeritus
As soloist, clinician, orchestral timpanist-percussionist, conductor, and teacher, Dr. Marrs’ professional experience spans over 50 years and four continents. His principal orchestral positions include the orchestras of Louisville, Bolivia, and Costa Rica. His freelance experience includes such diverse areas as TV, Ice Capades, jazz, symphonic orchestra, experimental groups, solo and chamber recital performances. Stuart Marrs has an extensive international profile having taught and performed in Singapore, France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Russia, Belarus, Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, El Salvador, Bolivia and Costa Rica.
Dr. Marrs taught at the National University of Costa Rica, Indiana University, and from 1985 until his retirement in 2023 at the University of Maine. In addition to his teaching and performance, while at UMaine Marrs also occupied the position of Chair of the Music Division and for the university at large, served as Associate Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education. Stuart Marrs received his doctorate from Indiana University School of Music. Dr. Marrs tours the US, Asia, Europe, and Latin America as soloist, conductor, clinician, and teacher. In 2005, he authored the ground-breaking analytical DVD, some of which is now viewable on YouTube: Stuart Marrs on Elliott Carter: Eight Pieces for Four Timpani – Performance and Analysis, which has received international attention.
Stuart Marrs’ interactive DVD on Elliott Carter’s Eight Pieces for Four Timpani (sold out)
Click here for a very detailed résumé
Click here for a report on my unique experience at The Great Went in August of 1997.