Dr. Stuart Marrs

As soloist, clinician, orchestral timpanist-percussionist, conductor, and teacher, Dr. Marrs' professional experience spans over 30 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.

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.

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

Louis Hall

Dr. Louis Hall is a native of Rockford, Illinois, and Professor of Oboe and Music Education at the University of Maine's flagship campus in Orono since 1971.  He is an active performer and teacher of the oboe, and studied with Jerry Sirucek of the Chicago Symphony,  Blaine Edlefsen at the University of Illinois, and Joel Evans of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic.

Nearly 40 years of teaching oboe and music education at the University of Maine has enabled for Dr. Hall a profound understanding of what works and what is needed for good oboe instruction. Dr. Hall's vantage point has allowed him to interact not just with the many oboe students coming through his university and private studios, but also with non-oboists in music education woodwinds classes and music educators in the field as well. Louie is very pleased that DVD technology has finally provided the perfect medium for sharing his master teacher expertise with oboe students and teachers around the world.