ABOUT STEVEN DURR
Steven Durr, the principal designer of Steven Durr Designs, LLC, is known and respected throughout the world for his talent and expertise in acoustic design and consulting.
Growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Steve was inspired by the rich, multi-genre live music that's deeply rooted in the culture. He developed a passion for making sound be the very best it could be. From this, he discovered his gift in designing acoustics for any type of venue.
After graduating from Jefferson Davis College, Steve's passion led him into a career as a recording engineer and live sound engineer for artists such as Loggins and Messina, Johnny Cash, Sonny and Cher, Little River Band, Billy Joel, Kansas, Stevie Wonder, and the New Orleans Jazz Festival.
In 1977, Steve moved to Nashville, Tennessee to design the acoustics and sound reinforcement systems for Opryland theme park and its numerous performance stages. Soon after, he was commissioned to redesign the monitoring system at Nashville's legendary Woodland Studios. By 1987, Steve was also teaching Studio Design and Acoustics at Nashville's prestigious Belmont University.
Over the last forty years, Steven Durr Designs has since played an integral part in the design of facilities for both recording and performance for more than two thousand prestigious clients including Disney, Willie Nelson, NASCAR Motor Speedways, Library of Congress, Hilton Hotels, DreamWorks Studios, Nissan Manufacturing, Vanderbilt University, Austin City Limits, and the Cleveland Browns.
Always seeking to keep his skills up-to-date, Steve is a fifteen-time graduate of Synergetic Audio Concepts, the most respected acoustical teaching school in the world. He is an active member of the Audio Engineering Society, National Association of Music Manufacturers (NAMM), and the P&E Wing of NARAS.