May 2013Ashley was named the winner of the 15th Annual 21st Century Piano Commission. The award concert will be on Feb. 12th, 2014 in the Foellinger Great Hall of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
Apr. 2013Antares Falling for flute and piano will be performed by Shanna Gutierrez and Daniel Schlosberg as part of the Midwest Graduate Music Consortium on Apr. 12th at 7:30pm at the Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, IL.
Mar. 2013Parallel Universe is performed by the Illinois Modern Ensemble on Mar. 28th at 7:30pm at the Tryon Festival Theatre of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
Feb. 2013Ashley will be a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival this summer. She will be working with Sydney Hodkinson, Christopher Rouse, Steven Stucky, and George Tsontakis.
Nov. 2012七月流火 (Antares Falling) for flute and piano will be performed by Melody Chua and Ya-Wen Wang on Nov. 29th at 7:30pm at the Smith Recital Hall, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL.
七月流火 for flute and piano will be performed on Nov. 3rd at 2:30pm at the Song-Yi Concert Hall, Soochow University, Taiwan.
Oct. 2012Ashley was named the recipient of the ASCAP Plus Award for 2012-2013 by the ASCAP foundation.
At the Sheerest Threshold of Ecstasy will be performed on a student composers' concert on Oct. 10th, 7:30pm at the Smith Recital Hall, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Sa(noth)ying for soprano saxophone and piano will be performed by Drew Whiting and Casey Dierlam as part of their mid-west tour.
Oct. 1st, 7:30pm at the Music Building Auditorium, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Oct. 3rd, 8:00pm at the SVS Recital Hall, Grand Valley State University
Oct. 5th, time TBA at the Pusey Room, Lawrence University
Oct. 7th, 8:00pm at the Seretean Center, Oklahoma State University
Aug. 2012At the Sheerest Threshold of Ecstasy will be performed by Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne at the Francoys-Bernier Concert Hall in Saint-Irenee, Canada on August 23rd at 8pm.
July 2012At the Sheerest Thresholdwill be performed by ensemble L'arsenale at the Composit Festival in Contigliano, Italy on July 7th at 9pm.
In collaboration with visual artist Alice Grassi, Spanish Moss was the finalist in the MADprize. You can watch the video here.
June 2012Current will be performed by Jenny Q Chai at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing on June 9th at 7:30pm.
May 2012Lost Touch With Oneself will be performed by MIVOS Quartet as part of the Look and Listen Festival on May 13th at 4pm at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery.
Apr. 2012Here are some reviews of the premiere performance of Current on New York Times, Sequenza 21, and Lucid Culture. A preview of the concert is also on Sequenza 21.
Ashley was awarded a scholarship to attend the Rencontres de Musique Nouvelle du Domaine Forget International Music and Dance Academy. She will be working with Denys Bouliane, Lorraine Vaillancourt, Lasse Thoresen, and John Rea, as well as writing a new piece for Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne.
Mar. 2012Ashley was named the finalist of the ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards.
Ashley will be attending Composit Festival this summer. She will be working with Tristan Murail and Joshua Fineberg, as well as writing a new piece for the L'arsenale ensemble.
Ashley's newly commissioned piece Current for solo piano will be performed by Jenny Q Chai at Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall on April 19th at 7:30pm. Tickets will be available online starting Feb. 19th.
Ashley was the winner of the Look and Listen Festival Composition Prize for her piece Lost Touch With Oneself.
Jan. 2012Ashley received the Composer Assistance Program grant from New Music USA (formerly American Music Center and Meet The Composer) for attending the premiere of Current for solo piano at Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall.
Lost Touch With Oneself will be performed at the Western Illinois University New Music Festival on March 5th at 7:30pm in the College of Fine Arts and Communication Recital Hall. Ashley will also be presenting her creative work at the Browne Hall on March 6th.
Dec. 2011Ashley was chosen as a Finalist of the International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition 2011 for her composition Lost Touch With Oneself.