Seraph Brass has toured throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe. They have performed multiple concerts at the Lieksa Brass Week in Finland, and they were the featured ensemble at the International Women’s Brass Conference. Seraph has performed concerts at the Forum Cultural Guanajuato in León, Mexico, Dame Myra Hess Concerts in Chicago (IL), Gettysburg Concert Association (PA), Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach (FL), SUNY Cortland (NY), Jamestown Concert Association (NY), and they have toured extensively as Allied Concert Services artists. Seraph is on the roster of Dow Artists and the Manhattan Music Ensemble. They performed with the Rowan University Wind Ensemble, performing Rick DeJonge’s Prelude and Fantasy under the direction of Joseph Higgins. Many members of Seraph Brass have performed with Adele on her North American tour.




Mary Elizabeth Bowden, Trumpet
Raquel Samayoa, Trumpet   
Rachel Velvikis, Horn
Victoria Garcia, Trombone   
Cristina Cutts Dougherty, Tuba



Winners of the 2019 American Prize in
Chamber Music, Seraph Brass is a dynamic
ensemble drawing from a roster of America’s
​top brass players. Performing primarily as a quintet/sextet, Seraph Brass also performs as a larger 10-piece ensemble. Committed to engaging audiences with captivating programming, Seraph Brass presents a diverse body of repertoire that includes original transcriptions, newly commissioned works and well-known classics. Seraph released their debut studio album, Asteria, on Summit Records in January 2018, winning a Silver Medal Global Music Award. Seraph Brass is in residency at the Walton Art Center’s Artosphere Festival, alongside the Dover Quartet, in the festival orchestra.

The Ellen Black Winston Concert Fund 


Sunday, September 11, 2022
2:00 p.m.
SECU Auditorium - NC Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd. Raleigh, NC 27607

The Ellen Black Winston Concert Fund supports one concert in each of Chamber Music Raleigh's seasons. Mrs. Winston established the fund in 1972 and generously supported it and this organization until her death in 1984. She left a legacy that continues to bring music and education to the capital city. 

A social worker, a writer and editor, she also served as U.S. commissioner of welfare in the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Read more about her amazing career at