is a composer of contemporary classical acoustic music. Durrwachter spent many summers on extended camping trips in the lands of the St. Lawrence Divide bordering the US Midwest and Canada - including a fourteen-day trip paddling the Quetico/Boundary Waters Canoe Area and a trip backpacking Isle Royale. The time spent in the north woods left some flood basalt deposits on her interpretative lens during adolescence. She went on to spend years following highways of gnarled tree-roots; recipes; iron magnets; gnomes; squires; shepherds; ferrymen; swordsmiths; and wickered wind-patterns; leading ultimately to a residence at the head of the Great Lakes - Duluth, Minnesota. Durrwachter has been awarded an Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Career Development Grant in 2019 to compose a Divertimento for Wind Quintet to be performed by the University of Minnesota Duluth Faculty Wind Quintet.
Durrwachter studied piano fifteen years with Bishop Michael Bent in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She attended summer piano academies at University of Wisconsin, Whitewater; and Indiana University, Bloomington. Durrwachter had the privilege to study piano performance with Duncan McNab and orchestration / composition with Judith Lang Zaimont at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in piano and composition - 2000.