Hello. My name is Paige Durr. I am currently playing the role of “Maria,” the drummer for Six the Musical on the first U. S National tour! Previously, I started my role of “Maria” on Norwegian Cruiselines. Before working on Six, I relocated to the DFW area to continue my teaching journey in the Mesquite ISD Cluster, where I was a percussion specialist at multiple schools.
I graduated from James Madison University in May of 2018 with my Masters Degree in Percussion Performance. I had the pleasure to study under Casey Cangelosi, Laurel Black, Bill Rice, Dr. Michael Overman, and Robert Marino. I also received my Undergraduate degree in Music Education from James Madison University in 2016. I am licensed to teach band, orchestra, choir, and general music grades K-12.
I have had many performing and teaching experiences during my time at JMU. I was a member of the JMU Brass Band, Wind Symphony, Percussion Ensemble, and Steel Band, and Marching Royal Dukes where I was selected as one of the 2015 Drum Majors. I was previously the percussion instructor for the Marching Royal Dukes, and are one of their percussion arrangers.
I have also participated in several solo and ensemble competitions. I received second place in the Marching and Concert category of the 2019 Hit Like A Girl Competition. I was the runner up for the Ted Atkatz Summer Seminar Mock Audition, received third place in the 2015 NABBA Adult Percussion Solo competition, and first in the 2015 and 2017 NABBA Adult Percussion Ensemble competition. I have also had the pleasure to perform in the 2014 Macy’s Day Parade, the 2015 Rome New Years Day Parade, the 2015 McCormick Percussion Ensemble Festival at FSU, the 2015 CBDNA in Nashville, Tennessee, and the 2013 and 2015 VMEA convention.
Through all of my experiences writing, teaching, and playing, it is such an honor to say I am a Vic Firth Sponsored Marching Artist.
- NYC/Tri-State Area
- D.C./Baltimore Area
- Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
- Music Transcriber
- Pit Musician (Other)
- Classroom music teacher at an educational institution
- THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)