Dr. Stuart Marrs, Professor of Music Emeritus

Dr. Stuart Marrs

New:  Interview with Dr. Stuart Marrs by Dr. Domenico E. Zarro for his blog – “The Percussion Student.”

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, Costa Rica, and the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. 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.

Dr. Stuart Marrs is a Yamaha Performing Artist. He is also an endorser for Sabian, Vic Firth, and Grover ProPercussion.

Stuart Marrs’ interactive DVD on Elliott Carter’s Eight Pieces for Four Timpani (sold out)

Brief reports on Dr. Marrs’ tours, concerts, and clinics

Click here for a HiRes of the photo above.

Click here for a very detailed résumé

Click here for a report on my unique experience at The Great Went in August of 1997.