Current Positions & Affiliations:
Ashley has been the Choral Director, General Music Teacher, and Voice Lesson Instructor at Mineral Point Unified Schools in Wisconsin since 2016. She serves as an Adjunct Instructor of Music Theory through CAPP UW-Oshkosh. Ashley is also the MPHS Musical Theatre Head Advisor, Music Director, and Choreographer. She is a member of NATS, NAfME, ACDA, and WSMA, and is a Registered Adjudicator for WSMA. Ashley also serves as a Cantabile Choir Director for Platteville Children's Choir and a Board Member for the Mineral Point Opera House.
Most recently, Ashley has performed with Fresco Opera, Mineral Point Chamber Musicians, Belle Ensemble, Pop Factory Players, and Characters 2 Life.
Ashley has worked for Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp since 2013, most frequently and recently as Voice Faculty. She has performed in Faculty Showcases, Staff Recitals, and Choral Concerts, Masterwork Concerts, and in the 2018 and 2022 Blodgett Recital Series.
She also provides private voice lessons through MP summer school program and her home studio, both in-person and virtually.
Ashley has studied privately with Dr. Josh Glasner since 2020. She has earned, from New York University Steinhardt, her Master of Music in Classical Voice Performance in the studio of Rosa Vento, and an Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy under the guidance of Jeremy Aye and Dr. Brian Gill.
At Eastern Illinois University, Ashley completed her Master of Arts in Vocal Performance & Literature, and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Music Education under the direction of Dr. Marilyn Coles.
She has partaken in Professors Wesbrooks and Lesser's Living Inside the Story workshop, Total Vocal Freedom's Alexander Technique for Singers Retreat and Alexander Technique in Your Voice Studio Seminar, as well as Mindful Voice Production's NYC Masterclass & Seminar.
Past Positions, Experiences & Honors:
Since moving to Wisconsin, Ashley has served as an adjudicator for Classical Singer's virtual competition entries 2019-20. She also performed as a ringer with Baroque on Beaver Festival Chorus in 2018 and a ringer and soloist in the Frank Lloyd Wright 150th Birthday Concert Series at Taliesin Hillside Theatre in 2017.
Ashley was an Adjunct Instructor of non-major voice lessons at NYU Steinhardt, and an independent teacher in the NYC metro area 2013-16. She also adjudicated for NYU's Music Education Bachelor Recital panel. During her time in NYC, Ashley performed with New York Lyric Opera Theatre's DiMenna Center Opera Show in 2016 and Carnegie Hall Opera Gala in 2015. She also sang with the Washington Square Singers in 2015 and the Brooklyn Metro-Chamber Orchestra in 2014.
Throughout her studies at NYU Steinhardt, Ashley was seen onstage in numerous productions, was the recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship in 2014, and a First Round Finalist of the Classical Singer Vocal Competitions in 2016 & 2015. She provided her performance skills regularly at St. Francis Xavier Church and Regina Pacis Basilica in Brooklyn, as well as other parishes throughout Brooklyn and NYC.
While in Illinois, Ashley participated in the Music in the Marché in Mondavio, Italy, and the Midwest Institute of Opera in Bloomington, IL in 2012. She received the Booth Library Award for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity in 2012 and was selected to present at the Newberry Library’s 2013 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference in Chicago. Ashley presented her research at numerous poster conferences and received the honor of having her research paper published in The Keep. She also performed for Mattoon's First Presbyterian Church on a weekly basis.
During her time at EIU, Ashley was the recipient of the Talented Student Award, the Golden Lyre Award, and a graduate assistantship, in which she served as the Business Manager and Music Librarian of the Eastern Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Ensemble, Concert Choir, and University Mixed Chorus. She was a Concerto winner, Departmental Honors recitalist, and was seen regularly on a variety of stages and venues throughout the campus and community. Ashley served as the Choral Advisory President in 2007-09, Choral Advisory Committee Co-Chair 2007-10, and a member of Kappa Delta Pi 2009-14 and IMEA 2008-09.