GWU School of Performing and Visual Arts Hosts Three Days of Trumpet Programs

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Events Feb. 10-12 Feature Charles Schleuter, Antonio Marti, GWU’s Tim Hudson, and the ‘Dash Duo’    

An image of Charles Schlueter, trumpeter for Boston Symphony for 25 years, teaching a Gardner-Webb trumpet student in a masterclass held at GWU.BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—The Gardner-Webb University School of Performing and Visual Arts is hosting three opportunities to hear from a group of accomplished brass musicians. The programs, which are presented as part of the GWU Distinguished Artist Series, are free and open to the public.

The GWU Trumpet Summit on Feb. 10 and 11 is also sponsored by the Alfred & Shirley Wampler Caudill Endowed Fund. The event includes a concert on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. in Dover Chapel, and masterclasses on Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Hamrick Hall’s Blanton Auditorium. Featured musicians include Charles Schleuter, principal trumpet, Boston Symphony; Antonio Marti, principal trumpet, Charleston Symphony; and Tim Hudson, principal trumpet, Carolina Brass, Yamaha and Summit recording artist, and GWU professor of trumpet.

“Charlie Schlueter is a living legend,” asserts Dr. Patricia Sparti, chair of the Distinguished Artists Committee and professor of music. “He was with the Boston Symphony for 25 years, and is one of the most recorded trumpet players in history. He was Tim Hudson’s main teacher. Antonio Marti has been the principal trumpet for many symphonies around the world. I encourage everyone to come and hear them, because they are three of the very best trumpet players you will ever hear.”

Schlueter is also the founder of The Charles Schlueter Foundation, a non-profit organization “to encourage communication among brass players and to advance the level of performance, teaching and literature associated with brass instruments.” Marti began playing music at the age of 8. He studied at the Mannes College of Music with Vincent Penzarella, assistant principal trumpet with the New York Philharmonic. While teaching at GWU, Hudson continues to travel and perform with The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, Carolina Brass, Carolina Ballet and others.

The second concert on Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. features Yamaha artists, the “Dash Duo,” husband and wife trumpeters, Mary Elizabeth Bowden and David Dash. The program is also free and open to the public and will be held in Hamrick Hall’s Blanton Auditorium.

An image of trumpeters, Mary Elizabeth Bowden and David Dash, of the Dash Duo, holding their trumpets, standing in the woods wearcing formal attire.
Mary Elizabeth Bowden and David Dash

Dash is assistant professor of trumpet at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, N.C. Bowden is assistant professor of trumpet at the Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Va. The Dash Duo has given recitals and masterclasses at the University of British Columbia Vancouver, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., and the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Bowden has multiple recordings through Summit Records. She performs as an international soloist and chamber musician with her group, Seraph Brass. Dash 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.

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 704-406-4270 or email disabilityservices@gardner-webb.edu with your request.

Located in the North Carolina foothills, Gardner-Webb University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university that prepares students to become critical thinkers, effective leaders and compassionate servants. Emphasizing a strong student-centered experience and rigorous academics, Gardner-Webb is a place where Christian character meets global engagement. Ignite your future at Gardner-Webb.edu.