As soloist, clinician, orchestral timpanist-percussionist, conductor, and teacher, Dr. Marrs’ professional experience spans over 35 years and three continents. His principal orchestral positions include the orchestras of Louisville, Bolivia, and Costa Rica. His free-lance 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 France, Switzerland, Belgium, Poland, Russia, Belorus, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, El Salvador, Bolivia and Costa Rica.
Dr. Marrs is founder and past president of the Maine Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society, a driving force behind the development of percussion in the state of Maine. He has taught at the National University of Costa Rica, Indiana University, and since 1985 has been teaching at the University of Maine where he presently occupies the position of Chair of the Music Division. Stuart Marrs received his doctorate from Indiana University School of Music. Dr. Marrs tours the US, Europe, and Latin America as soloist, conductor, clinician, and teacher. In 2005, he authored the ground-breaking analytical DVD: Stuart Marrs on Elliott Carter: Eight Pieces for Four Timpani – Performance and Analysis, which has received international attention.