Maria Vomlehn Flurry (www.MariaFlurry.com) is an experienced orchestral percussionist, timpanist, and music educator. She is principal percussionist for the Flagstaff Symphony. She is the founder of Park Avenue School of Music, a band school offering music lessons in Prescott, AZ for trumpet, trombone, flute, saxophone, clarinet, percussion, drum set and piano. She has performed with many orchestras around the country, including Baltimore, Detroit, Baltimore Chamber, Michigan Opera Theater, and the Phoenix Symphony. She was a member of the Flint Symphony Orchestra for 15 years. Maria Flurry has backed up such artists as Kenny Loggins, Ray Charles, and Mannheim Steamroller. She received a standing ovation for her performance of the Water Concerto for Water Percussion and Orchestra composed by Tan Dun, and her Spokane Symphony performance of the same concerto was reviewed as "Brilliant."
Maria has launched a multi-year commissioning project to create concert music that explores the bridge between world music and classical orchestral music. In the 2007 Chaparral MusicFest New Music Arizona Concert, she performed Canto de Alba, a concerto by Kenneth LaFave - the first of these commissioned works.
Maria is a roster artist of the Arizona Commission on the Arts and an Artist Endorser for Black Swamp Percussion.