Balanced Structure is a charismatic percussion duo featuring artists Kathryn Irwin and Emily Strachan. Currently residing in East Lansing, Michigan, Balanced Structure is dedicated to sharing thought-provoking and meaningful music with audiences. The combination of their individual musical upbringings forms a unique approach and aesthetic to Balanced Structure’s practice and performance.

The core of Balanced Structure consists of contemporary music, commissioned works, and educational outreach. Additionally, Kathryn and Emily value all forms of art and consistently work with other disciplines. These projects include digital media, story-telling, and assemblage art collaborations with composers like Molly Joyce and Martin Bresnick and artist Abby Kapler.

Balanced Structure has led master classes and performances at Louisiana State University, University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley, University of Southern Mississippi, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Hinds Community College. Kathryn and Emily believe sound production, technical facility, and musical intent are fundamental to effective teaching and performance.

Balanced Structure strives to share their passion and love for music with all audiences.