A native of Buffalo, New York, Erin Douglas Dowrey began his music studies in percussion at the age of four. After studying with Mark Hodges for nine years, he attended Carnegie Mellon University for his Bachelor of Music degree. While in Pittsburgh, he studied with Jeremy Branson, Paul Evans and Chris Allen. While at Carnegie Mellon, Mr. Dowrey was the winner of the concerto competition in 2010, and he performed Anders Koppel’s Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra No. 1. Following his time at Carnegie Mellon, he attended Temple University for his Master’s degree, studying under Alan Abel and Chris Deviney.
Prior to his appointment with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra in 2013, Mr. Dowrey attended the Tanglewood Music Festival in 2012 and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in 2013. He has also performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Erie Philharmonic, the West Virginia Symphony and Symphony in C.
Erin Dowrey’s other honors include 2nd Place and 3rd Place in the Atlanta Snare Drum Competition in 2010 and 2011 respectively, as well as 1st Prize Absolute in the Italy Percussion Competition (Snare Drum division group B) in 2011.