Founded in 2010, the Dash Duo has delighted audiences across the United States with their virtuoso performances. Husband and wife trumpeters Mary Elizabeth Bowden and David Dash teach at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts; Dash as the Assistant Professor of Trumpet and Bowden as a Resident Artist. They have commissioned James Stephenson’s powerful Awakenings, for two trumpets and organ. The Dash Duo has given recitals and masterclasses at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Lee University, and the University of New Mexico as well as several concert series.
They have performed as a duo with the Naples Concert Band and Naples Symphony Orchestra. Next season, they will appear with the Richmond Philharmonic performing Hunsberger’s arrangement of the Carmen Fantasia under the baton of Peter Wilson and make their Canadian debut in Vancouver. Mary is a Yamaha Artist and has multiple recordings through Summit Records. She performs as an international soloist and chamber musician with her group, Seraph Brass. David is a member of the Santa Fe Opera and was previously a member of the Naples Philharmonic and “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. Mary and David perform together in the Watson Brass, the faculty quintet at UNCSA.