Last semester, Assistant Professor of Trumpet Mary Elizabeth Bowden, M.A., toured and taught in three countries. She began the fall by returning to Busan, Korea, for the Busan Maru International Music Festival, where she performed the Haydn Concerto and a recital. In October, she was a resident artist for the World and European Brass Association Residency in both Guadalajara and Cancun, Mexico, performing the Haydn Concerto with the festival orchestra, and multiple solo performances. As part of the University of Nebraska-Omaha Brass Day, she was featured on Jim Stephenson’s “Storyteller” with the UNO Wind Ensemble, and Seraph Brass performed Leonard Bernstein’s “Suite from Mass” with the UNO Wind Ensemble. Seraph Brass traveled throughout the fall around the United States, ending with an orchestra concert, performing Anthony DiLorenzo’s “Chimera: Concerto for Brass Quintet and Orchestra” with the Florence Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina. Finally, on Nov. 20, she performed the world premiere of “Bohemian Queen,” Clarice Assad’s concerto for trumpet and string orchestra, with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra.
In January 2023, she performed concerts with the Watson Brass Quintet at University of North Carolina School of the Arts with Phil Smith, performed a recital and residency with Seraph Brass at University of Toronto and performed a tour of the state of Georgia with her husband, trumpeter David Dash.