Dr. Stuart Marrs

Professor of Music Emeritus

May 2024

Office Address:

5788 Class of 1944 Hall
The University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5788

Tel. (207)581-1247


Doctor of Music with Distinction, Indiana University, May 1989
Major: Percussion
Minor: Music History
Minor: Arts Administration
Document: “Latin Percussion in Costa Rica”

Master of Music with Distinction, Indiana University, May 1984
Major: Percussion
Cognate: Music Theory (includes knowledge of computer-assisted instruction and theory pedagogy)
Teacher: Distinguished Professor of Music, George Gaber
Member: Pi Kappa Lambda, National Music Honor Society

Bachelor of Music, Indiana University, 1970
Teacher: Professor George Gaber
Award: “Performer’s Certificate,” December 1969

Private Teacher: Morris Goldenberg of the Juilliard School, 1964-66


Graduate Coordinator – School of Performing Arts, UMaine – 2014-2022
Curriculum Committee – Graduate School, UMaine – 2014-2018
Peer Committee – School of Performing Arts, UMaine – 2001 – 2005; 2014-2023
Advisor for the Music Minor – School of Performing Arts, UMaine 2014-2023
Peer Committee – Department of Modern Languages (Spanish) – 2017-2018
Graduate Board member – Graduate School, UMaine – 2014-2018
Associate Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Studies – 2008 to 2013
Chair of the Music Division – 2004 to 2008
CLAS Administrative Group – 2004 to 2008
CLAS Tenure and Promotion Advisory Group – 2004 to 2008
CLAS Budget Advisory Group – 2004 to 2007
Appointed to Academic Affairs Budget Advisory Team (AABAT) 2006 to 2008
Appointed to University Arts Council (UAC) 2008
Appointed to Faculty Research Funds committee (FRF) 2007-2008
Appointed to University Sabbatical Committee 2006
Appointed to Maine Center for the Arts Renovation Committee – 2003
Scholarship Committee – School of Performing Arts, UMaine – 1999-2001
Elected member of Policy and Curriculum Committee – School of Performing Arts, UMaine 1995
Appointed member of College of Arts and Humanities Instructional Technology Committee 1994
Appointed as Music Department Advisor for the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree AY93-94 – 2008
Elected to Policy Advisory Committee, Chair – AY93-94
Participated in the Chancellor’s “Sugarloaf Conference” on Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education: International Education for the 21st Century 10/22-23/93
Appointed to Task Force on Academic Computing by VP for Academic Affairs
Appointed to Center for the Study of the Performing Arts building committee
Appointed to Trustee Tuition Waiver Committee – 1993
Appointed to Computer Graphics, Animation, and Digital Video Minor Committee – 1993
Appointed member of Graduate Board – 1992
-Executive committee 93-94
Graduate Curriculum Committee – UMaine 1988-92, Chair AY91-92
Elected member of College of Arts and Humanities Educational Policy Committee – UMaine Elected to the Board of Directors of the University Club
Member of the International Committee of the Percussive Arts Society
Elected member of the search committee for Dean of Arts & Humanities
President of Maine Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society
Maine Day of Percussion – organize, produce, and direct Day of Percussion -1985-1994, 2000-2001
Recording Secretary at Annual Chapter President’s meeting at Percussive Arts Society International Convention
President and charter member of UMaine chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda – national music honor society
Appointed member of ad hoc Music Dept. Connector Building Committee, chair
Appointed member of Writing Advisory Board for College of Arts and Sciences
Appointed member of Graduate Committee – Dept. of Music, UMaine
Appointed member of History/Literature Committee – UMaine
Elected member of Policy Advisory Committee – UMaine
Administrative representative of the Music Dept. for the Lord Hall computer cluster – UMaine
Technical advisor for departmental information and data processing systems – UMaine
Department advisor for the production of recruiting video – UMaine
Former President and founder, Maine Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society (PAS), 1985-1994, 2000-2001
Member of the Student Advisory Committee to the dean, School of Music, Indiana University, 1982-85
Chair of academic committees at the National University and Youth Program of the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica
Chair of the Orchestra Committee of the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica



United States

Clinic/Master Class: University of Minnesota 12/5/18

“Deep Dive” panel presentation on the Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra with Music Director Lucas Richman and Exec. Dir. Brian Hinrichs. 10/20/2017

Master Class and Concert Tour – fall 2016

  • Rowan University – Master Class
  • Curtis Institute of Music – Master Class
  • Concerts at:
    • Rowan University
    • Kutztown University
    • Westchester University
    • PASIC (Percussive Arts Society International Convention), Indianapolis, IN

Midwest Clinics, Concerts, Master Classes – February 27-March 12, 2008

  • Cymbals clinic at Albion College, MI – Stacey Jones, host
  • Master class, timpani and cymbals clinic at Michigan State University – Gwen Burgett Thrasher, host.
  • Timpani and cymbals clinics at Jackson High School, MI – Nathan Heim, host.
  • Conducted Ionisation by Varèse and performed Peterson Timpani Concerto with the Albion Orchestra – Dr. James Ball, conductor.
  • Timpani and cymbals clinics at Western Illinois University – Kevin Nichols, host.
  • Master class, timpani and cymbals clinics at Northern Illinois University – Robert Chappell, host.
  • Timpani clinic and performance at “Talkin’ Pauken” Iowa Timpani Day – Dr. Dan Moore, host.
  • Master class, timpani and cymbals clinics at the University of Minnesota – Fernando Meza, host.
  • Master class, timpani and cymbals clinics at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville – Joe Caploe, host.

Percussive Arts Society International Convention – Columbus, OH “Elliott Carter: Eight Pieces for Four Timpani” 2007

New Hampshire:

NHMEA All-State Chamber Festival – Clinic and direct All-State Percussion Ensemble 1/9/16
NHMEA All-State Chamber Festival – Clinic and direct All-State Percussion Ensemble 1/12/08
NHMEA All-State Conference Percussion Clinic 4/11/03
NHMEA All-State Chamber Festival – Clinic and direct All-State Percussion Ensemble 1/11/03


Massachusetts All-State Conference – clinic 2/28/2019
MMEA All-State Conference Timpani Tuning Clinic, Boston, 3/21/03


American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese – State Conference – 10/31/03 Augusta, ME
Presented lecture: The Pluralism of Music in Latin America

Presentation on percussion instruments to Bangor Elementary Schools:

Abraham Lincoln 1/18/00
Fruit Street 1/19/00
Down East 1/19/00
14th Street 1/20/00
Vine Street 1/20/00

Maine Instrumental Music Conference “What Can You Say to Your Percussion Section?” 7/29/99
Maine Summer Percussion Institute – August, 1994-96, 1998-00
Story Hour – Maine Center for the Arts, “Drums of the World”
MMEA All-State Festivals –

“Top 10 Issues” 2023
“Percussion Accessories Lab” 2017
“Percussion pedagogy Q&A” 2002
“MIDI Sequencing” 2002
“Timpani tuning clinic” 2000
“Percussion Grips” 1997
“The Good Sound –The Right Sound” 1996
“Grips and hand positions” 1992
“Dr. Marrs’ Percussion Care Walk-in Clinic” 1991
“Latin Percussion for the Stage Band” 1990
“Timpani” and review of Teaching Percussion by Gary Cook 1989
“Percussion techniques in the Jr. High and High School Bands” and “Authoritative Resources Concerning Percussion” 1987
“Snare Drum: The instrument and its techniques” and “Percussion Accessories: The spice of the band” 1986

Maine Day of Percussion – Percussion Ensemble Clinic – 2/10/90
MMTA – Adjudicator for Pine Tree Competition 4/1/89
Tour of the following High Schools with Percussion Ensemble and clinics – 4/5/89-4/9/89:

Oxford Hills High School
New Gloucester High School
Freeport Middle School
South Portland High School
Lawrence High School
Dover-Foxcroft Academy

UMaine Annual High School Instrumental Clinics 1987-2008
Clinic at Jazz All-State Festival – 3/18/89
Clinics and workshops for the following Maine secondary school bands and percussion sections:

Medomak Area High School 4/15/98
Camden-Rockport High School – 10/5/93, 11/16/93
Islesboro School – 2/11/93
George Stevens Academy – 5/18/92
Medomak Area High School – 6/5/91
John Bapst – 12/9/88
Woodland – 5/13/86
Mt. Ararat – 5/9/86
Telstar at Bethel – 3/20/86
Hampden – 3/19/86
Dexter and Springfield, Mass. – 3/17/86

Bangor Symphony Orchestra “Ensemble Series” – 2/10/86
Adjudicator for MMEA – 12/3/88, 11/12/88, 5/7/88, 4/9/88, 3/12/88, 11/20/87, 11/13/87, 2/14/86
Farrar Mansion Lecture Series – 11/12/85

Costa Rica:

Week-long festival honoring my work in Costa Rica during the 1970s. Concerts, Clinics, Master Classes, Presentations. 7/19/14-7/26/14

Two clinics at the Instituto Nacional de Música (former Programa Juvenil de la Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional)5/31/04 and 6/7/04
Clinic at the National University of Costa Rica, Heredia. 6/3/04
Clinic at the Academia Bach, San Pedro. 6/5/04

Week-long residency at the Instituto Nacional de Música (former Programa Juvenil de la Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional) 10/9/00-10/13/00

20th Anniversary Festival of the founding of the Youth Program of the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica 7/20/92, 7/27/92

Master Classes – University of Costa Rica – 9/10/90, 9/11/90
Presentations for composers, conductors, performers, and special television programs sponsored by:

OAS – 1978
Channel 7 TV- 1977
Channel 6 TV- 1975
University of Costa Rica – 1975
Ministry of Culture (Costa Rica) – 1972


PERCUBA- International Percussion Festival April 12-17, 1999 – Gave paper: “La Percusión en Costa Rica: 1972-82”


3-days of Master Classes/clinics UJED, Durango, Mexico 4/15/24-4/17/24
Clinic for percussion department via Zoom at UNICACH – Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas (Mexico). Clinic conducted in Spanish. 4/23/21
Clinics, master classes, percussion ensemble at Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León and the Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey, March 13-19, 2000

Puerto Rico

Percussive Arts Society – Puerto Rico Chapter “Day of Percussion,” November 15, 1995 Clinics and Master Classes; Gave paper: “La Percusión en Costa Rica: 1972-82”
International Percussion Festival, March, 1995 – Clinics and Master Classes; Gave paper: “La Percusión en Costa Rica: 1972-82”


Invited artist at the International Percussion Seminar series sponsored by the Fundación Cultural Patagonia 8/15/00-8/19/00


Invited artist at the Brazil Day of Percussion on the campus of UNICAMP (Campinas) 10/13/02 and at the conservatory in Rio de Janeiro 10/14/02


Master Class at the Musikschule Tübingen for their students and students from Stuttgart, Germany principally on  Eight Pieces for Four Timpani by Elliott Carter  2/8/14

Master Class at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris, France on Eight Pieces for Four Timpani by Elliott Carter 2/4/14

Adjudication and Clinic on Elliott Carter Eight Pieces for Four Timpani at the perKumania International Timpani Competition 11/27-30/08, Paris, France.

Clinics, Master classes, and percussion ensemble direction for the Percussion Seminar of the Flâneries Musicales festival in Champéry, Switzerland 7/29/01-8/12/01
Clinic and Master Class at Mussorgsky School of Music – St. Petersburg (Leningrad), Russia – 6/9/92

Latin Percussion Techniques

Lectures at 5th International Percussion Workshop – Bydgoszcz, Poland:

Latin American percussion techniques – 7/3/91
Improvisation around the clave – 7/9/91
Exposition of Phuong!, by Donald Stratton with an emphasis on the theme of “improvisation,” in the work and in the composer’s compositional process – 7/9/91

Clinics at 5th International Percussion Workshop – Bydgoszcz, Poland

Latin percussion – Daily
Comparison of French and American systems of timpani playing with Benoit Camberling, timpanist of the Lyon National Symphony – 7/9/91
Kraft Timpani Concerto analysis – 7/10/91

Delivered presentation to young audience at the Bibliothèque Elsa Triolet de Salaise, France 6/28/89
Delivered conference on American musical education systems to faculty of Conservatory of Roussillon, France 6/29/89
Two master classes with faculty and students of Conservatory of Roussillon, France 6/29/89 and 6/30/89
Offered two-week percussion seminar at the Musique en Tricastin international orchestra festival 7/17-7/29/89 – St. Paul-Trois-Châteaux, France
Master classes, clinics, and percussion ensemble director of “Musique en Tricastin” in St. Paul-Trois-Châteaux and Pierrelatte, France – July, 1988


Master Class at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music – 11/4/2020 https://umaine.edu/percussion/2020/11/12/marrs-offers-remote-master-class-to-students-at-the-yong-siew-toh-conservatory-of-music-in-singapore/
Master Class at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music on Eight Pieces for Four Timpani by Elliott Carter, 3/5/14
Conduct and serve as Presenter for the Percussion Ensemble Concert at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, 3/11/14


Stuart Marrs on Elliott Carter: Eight Pieces for Four Timpani – Performance and Analysis DVD – Gudmuse www.gudmuse.com – 2005
Percussion Continents I. Jan Dobrzelewski, Violin and Stuart Marrs, Percussion. Amie CD Collection, 2001.
“First Edition Recordings” with the Louisville Orchestra, 1970.


“Percussion in Costa Rcia: 1972-82,”Percussive Notes 37:3 (June, 1999): 30-32.
Translation from Spanish to English: “DOMINGO F. ARAGU RODRIGUEZ AND PERCUSSION IN CUBA,” by Lino A. Neira Betancourt, Percussive Notes 37:1 (Feb. 1999): 21-23.
Review: Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic, Uneven Souls – Compact Disc, Percussive Notes August, 1995, p82.
Reivew: Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic, Uneven Souls for solo marimba, percussion ensemble and men’s voices, Percussive Notes, August, 1995, p76.
“A Truly International PASIC: An Interview with Cuba’s Lino Neira,” (president of the Cuba chapter of the Percussive Arts Society), Percussive Notes, August, 1995, pp 38-39.
“Triangle: The Good Sound,” Percussive Notes 29 (April 1991):60.
Reprint Grover ProPercussion distributed in England and will be translated into Japanese for distribution in Japan
Authored CD-ROM – BATA: The Music of Santería


Incidental music for “Oedipus Rex” – Maine Masque production
“The Strength of the Axe” – for percussion ensemble – premiered Nov. 1991


Permanent symphony orchestras:

Bangor Symphony Orchestra, perform as timpanist/percussionist 1989-2022, Principal Percussion 2023-present
National Radio and Television Orchestra of Costa Rica, Principal Timpanist/Percussionist, 1979-81
Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Costa Rica, Principal Timpanist/Percussionist, 1971-82
Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Bolivia, Principal Timpanist/Percussion, 1971
Louisville Orchestra, Principal Percussionist, 1970

Festival/Professional Orchestras:

Atlantic Music Festival Orchestra – 2023
Winter Harbor Music Festal – Mariage of Figaro – 2023
Roy Orbison Hologram Tour orchestra, CCA, Nov. 7, 2018
Bach B-minor Mass – Maine Center for the Arts – Timpanist 12/12/01
Acadèmie Europèenne de Musique, Tain l’Hermitage/Tournon, France, Princiapal Timpanist 7/96, Faculty coach 7/97
Brahms Requiem Orchestra, Timpanist, Maine Center for the Arts 1/29/94
Festival Orchestra for the 20th Anniversary Festival of the founding of the Youth Program of the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica, Guest Timpanist 7/92
Arcady Festival, Principal Timpanist/Percussionist 8/90
Acadia Festival, Principal Timpanist/Percussionist 4/90
Festival Orchestra of the International Orchestra Festival, Musique En Tricastin, St. Paul-3-Châteaux, France, July, 1989
Orchestre du Conservatoire de Neuchâtel, Principal Timpanist, July, 1988.
Lincoln Festival Orchestra, Boothbay Harbor, Principal Timpanist, August, 1987.
Festival Orchestra, Indiana University, Principal Timpanist, summer, 1986.
International Music Festival, El Salvador, 1972 and 1974, Guest Timpanist



Concert with Dobrzelewski/Marrs Violin/Percussion duo, Champéry, Switzerland 8/7/01
Soloist with the Orchestre Philharmonique Rhodanien, Tournon-sur-Rhône, France 7/27/97, 7/28/97
Musorgsky Exchange Faculty Artist – St. Petersburg, Russia – Jazz, Salsa, and Dixieland (in the town of Vitebsk, Bielorus) 6/1/92-6/15/92
Recitalist and percussion ensemble performance – 5th International Percussion Workshop, Bydgoszcz, Poland 7/91
Concert with solo percussion and direction of percussion ensemble:

St. Paul-Trois-Châteaux, France 7/25/89
Theatre de Rocher, Pierlatte, France 7/26/89

Concerts with solo percussion and saxophone/percussion duo:

Nuechâtel, Switzerland 7/13/89
Verbier, Switzerland (two performances) 7/15/89

Solo recital in Salaise, France 6/29/89
Soloist with the Stage International d’Orchestre – Saint Paul-Trois-Châteaux (Drôme) France – 7/26/88 and 7/27/88
Recital in La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland) 7/12/88
Recital in Neuchâtel (Switzerland) 7/9/88


Member of Cadenzato, faculty chamber music ensemble of the University of Maine – 2001-present
Concerts with Dobrzelewski/Marrs Violin/Percussion duo

Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine 2/14/04
Liberty School, Blue Hill, ME 2/11/04
Searport Middle/High School 2/11/04
George Stevens Academy, Blue Hill,ME 2/10/04
Swiss House, Boston, MA 4/11/01

Director and member of Bangor Symphony Percussion Ensemble performance on subscription concert 1/30/00

Marimba soloist performing Uneven Souls by Zivkovic

Dexter Regional H.S. 6/3/99
Farnsworth Museum Concert Series, Rockland, ME 5/9/99
Camden-Rockport HS festival, Camden, ME 3/22/99
University of Maine Percussion Ensemble Fall Concert 11/18/97 Minsky Recital Hall
Performed as marimba soloist on Bangor Symphony Orchestra Concert 1/16/99 (pre-concert activities) and 1/17/99 (subscription series concert)
UMaine Percussion Ensemble concert for the Masters Track and Field Meet 8/1/98 UMaine Field House
Maine Summer Youth Music 7/13/98 Minsky Recital Hall

Directed performance of Histoire du Soldat by Stravinsky before a live audience of 70,000 at The Great Went Phish concert in Limestone, ME 8/17/97

Chamber performance with Diane Roscetti, cello and Gordon Bowie, didjeridu 1/26/97 Minsky Recital Hall
1/20/97 “Music du Jour” with Dave — Bunker Maine Public Broadcasting Network
Concerts with Nancy Ogle for vibraphone and soprano:

Farmington, ME 10/24/96
Presque Isle, ME 9/22/96
National Poetry Foundation Conference, Orono, ME 6/27/96

Concerts with Percussiano: (two pianos and percussion)

University of Maine at Farmington 5/6-7/00
Ted Mann Concert Hall 11/15/97
Maine Center for the Arts 5/2/96
University of Maine at Farmington 4/26/96

Guest Soloist with the University of Minnesota Percussion Ensemble 5/10/95
Guest artist with A-Train at Blue Hill Farm Inn 10/30/94
Performance at Music Department Faculty Gala 10/14/94
Concert at MSYM with Barry Green and others 7/12/94
Downing-Marrs Duo (Flute and Percussion)
Concert for Family and Friends Weekend  9/29/02
Concerts for MSYM in Minsky with Liz Downing 7/15/02 and 7/25/02
Concert for the Master’s Track and Field National Championships at UMaine -4/10/02
Machias Bay Chamber Series 8/9/94
Soiree Series at Isaac Farrar Mansion 2/27/94
Husson College 2/28/94
Tour with UMaine Percussion Ensemble

University of Maine – 11/5/93
Maine Day of Percussion, Augusta – 11/6/93
Rowan College of New Jersey – 11/8/93
Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Columbus, OH – 11/10/93

Tour Maine/New York with Musica Nova – contemporary music ensemble – Stuart Marrs, percussion, Jan Dobrzelewski (Switzerland), violin, Max Lifchitz (SUNY-Albany), piano

Bates – 2/12/92
Bowdoin – 2/19/92
SUNY Albany – 2/21/92
New York Public Library 2/22/92
Christ and St. Stephan’s Church, New York City 2/23/92

UMaine Faculty Jazz Group (UMaine Jazz Players) – 1991-94
Perennial Jay and the Stompers – guest drummer 4/22/91
Maine Composers Forum Performance 10/20/91
Faculty artist – Umaine Faculty Gala 5/4/91
Soloist with Arcady Festival, Maine 8/24, 8/26, 8/27, 8/28/91
Dialogues for Peace – improvisational performance with speaker 4/13/91
Produced and performed music for UMaine Spring Dance Recital 4/91
Soloist and guest artist – Trio Camerata – Hauck Auditorium, University of Maine 1/25/91
Composer and performer of incidental music for “Oedipus Rex” produced by the Maine Masque Theatre 12/90
Percussionist for “Fanfare,” by Elliott Schwartz, work composed for the inauguration ceremony of new president at Bowdoin College 10/90
Timpanist for Bartók Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion – UMaine Faculty Gala 5/5/90
Solo recital at Wor(l)ds – Latin American Poetry Conference – Orono, ME 4/26/90
Soloist in production of “Phuong” – Vietnam MIA-KIA requiem – Orono, ME 4/6/90
Benefit concert for H.O.M.E. at Newman Center, Orono, ME 4/23/89
Bagel Shop, Bangor, ME 4/30/89
Direction and performance of Latin music for faculty recital of John Evans – visiting professor of dance – 12/13/88
Faculty solo recitals at UMaine – 4/22/88, 6/6/87, 3/6/87, 8/31/86
Doctoral recitals (different programs) at Indiana University 11/18/88, 6/30/87, 7/2/87, 7/31/86, 7/30/85, 9/3/83
PBS presentation “Music in the Air” – 4/6/86
Participated in Maine Masque Theater production of Strider – 4/86
Solo recitalist in the Lord Hall Friday Night Series – 1/24/86

Costa Rica:

Concerts with Dobrzelewski/Marrs Violin/Percussion duo Percussion Contintents II

Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica 6/6/04
Universidad Nacional 6/10/04
Salon Municipal de Cartago 6/12/04

Recital – Auditorio del Colegio de Ingenieros y Arquitectos, 9/15/90
Recital – Teatro Eugene O’Neil – Centro Costarricense-Norteamericano, 9/13/90
Concert with Keiko Abe – Auditorio Alberto Brenes, 9/8/90
Soloist – National Symphony Orchestra, Costa Rica, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1979
Soloist and founder – San José Chamber Players, 1975-81. Major works premiered in Costa Rica: Kabalac – Inventions, Bartók – Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, Stravinsky – L’Histoire du Soldat, Varèse – Ionisation
Member – Colegium Musicum, San José, Costa Rica 1977-79

Puerto Rico:

Soloist – Concerto for Timpani and Percussion Ensemble, John Beck – Percussive Arts Society – Puerto Rico Chapter “Day of Percussion,” November 15, 1995
Soloist – Concerto for Timpani and Percussion Ensemble, John Beck – International Percussion Festival, March, 1995


Soloist at PERCUBA international percussion festival Havana, CUBA 4/12-4/17/99


Soloist at Brazil Chapter of Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion – Campinas 10/13/02; Rio de Janeiro 10/14/02


Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Percussion Ensemble performance of Ionisation by Edgard Varese (Youtube) – 2014
New Hampshire Chamber Music All-State Festival – 2008, 2016
Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) 11/13/02 Columbus Ohio. Directed a performance of Ionisation by Varese with an all-star percussion ensemble consisting of professionals from all over the United States and abroad.
Bloomington IN – Directed the Indiana University/Gaber Student All-Star Percussion Ensemble for the Festival honoring Prof. Gaber’s 85 birthday 2/24/01.
Mexico – Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León and the Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey 3/19/00
New England Percussion Camp, 7/30-8/4/00, 8/1-8/5/99
UMaine Percussion Ensemble 1986-2004; 2014-present

Special events:

Featured ensemble at the Flâneries Musicales festival in Champéry, Switzerland 7/29/01-8/12/01
First American percussion ensemble ever to perform in Cuba 4/99
Concert tour of Southern France 7/12/97-7/29/97
Concert at the Belfast Area High School 7/5/97
All-marimba concert in the Abbot Room of the Belfast Library for the Belfast Arts Council chamber series 7/14/97
Performed “World Percussion” music for the Culturefest fashion show 11/5/94
Invited performance at Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Columbus, OH with European virtuoso percussionist Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic – 11/10/93
Invited performance at College Music Society Northeast Regional Conference 4/12/91
Musical ensemble for production of Lysistrata in collaboration with UMaine Opera Scenes and Theater Dept. 4/18 – 4/20/91

5th International Percussion Workshop of Bydgoszcz, Poland 7/1/91 -7/14/91
Premier of “Strength of the Axe” by Stuart Marrs 11/91
Maine All-State Orchestra Percussion Ensemble 5/19/90
Musique en Tricastin Percussion Ensemble summers 88&89
Capitol Area Gifted and Talented Program 4/11/90
Directed All-State Percussion Ensemble – MMEA All-State Festival – 1989
Indiana University Percussion Ensemble 83-84
Percussion Ensemble of the Youth Program of the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica 1972-82


Professor of Music and member of the Graduate Faculty, University of Maine 2000-present
Associate Professor of Music and member of the Graduate Faculty, University of Maine 1993-2000
Assistant Professor of Music and member of the Graduate Faculty, University of Maine 1985-1993
Associate Instructor, Indiana University, 1982-85
Associate Professor of Music, National University of Costa Rica, 1976-81
Professor of Percussion, Youth Program, National Symphony Orchestra, 1972-81
Professor of Percussion, CIDESIN of the Organization of American States (OAS), 1978-81
Professor of Percussion, Castella Conservatory, Costa Rica, 1972-75
Professor of Percussion, National Conservatory, La Paz, Bolivia, 1971



Cover all aspects of percussion: snare drum, timpani, mallets — two mallet orchestral and 2-6 mallet solo marimba techniques, accessories, world percussion (Latin percussion, tabla, African, etc.), drum set
Percussion pedagogy and techniques for music education majors
Percussion ensemble at all levels: beginning – professional
Curriculum development for percussion programs through the university level
Percussion Scoring for composers
Percussion repair and maintenance workshop

Music History and Literature

Two-semester survey – History of Western Music
Music literature
Graduate period courses – Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century, New Directions in Music
The Art of Listening to Music (for non-music majors)
World Music (developed course)
Digital Music (developed course)

Research in Music

Member of development team for Interdisciplinary course designed for first-year students at the University of Maine.
-Course title: “The Mind’s Eye”


Yamaha Performing Artist
Vic Firth
Grover ProPercussion


Spanish: fluency
French: fair
German: elementary

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