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Sean DowgraySan Diego, CA
Sean Dowgray is a classical percussionist specializing in modern and contemporary music. Currently pursuing his doctorate at UC San Diego, Dowgray performs frequently with resident ensembles red fish blue fish and Palimpsest. He has appeared with the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus, RENGA, San Diego New Music, Art of Èlan, The San Francisco Contemporary Chamber Players, Monday Evening Concerts, the WasteLAnd New Music Series, members of the San Diego Symphony, and members of the International Contemporary Music Ensemble.
As a soloist, Dowgray has been featured at the Oberlin Percussion Institute, PASIC, the WasteLAnd New Music Series, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the University of Arizona, SoundON, and Eureka! Musical Minds of California. Dowgray collaborates closely with composers Daniel Tacke, Josh Levine , Lydia Winsor Brindamour, and Justin Murphy-Mancini. In the recent past, he has collaborted with composers including Jürg Frey, Christopher Adler, Ioannis Mitsialis, Lewis Nielson, and James Wood.
He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the NFAA’s YoungArts Week Level I Winner (2009), the Oberlin Zildjian Award (2010), the William and Dorothy Jane Wood Talent Grant (2014), and the UAF Collaborative Arts Grant (2014).