Professional of the Year - Entertainment/Vocal Education and Performance

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Elizabeth Hunter Ashley

Title: Vocalist, Musician and Teacher
Industry: Entertainment/Vocal Education
Type of Organization: Sole Proprietor
Major Product/Service: Providing a variety of operatic and vocal performances; Teaching vocal
Expertise: A professional Lyric Coloratura Soprano, Ms. Hunter Ashley specializes as a Soloist in Oratorio, Opera, Concert, Sacred, Musical, and Cabaret. Ms. Hunter Ashley is the sole proprietor of The Elizabeth Hunter Ashley Performance Studio in Danville, California. She works primarily as a Concert soloist as well as Private Voice Teacher. Ms. Hunter Ashley has served as the Soprano Soloist for The Sing A Long Messiah for 18 years. She co-founded a music arts foundation, The Pure Delight Foundation, and volunteers as a soloist for charitable organizations. She performs with various Orchestras including a recent concert with the Austin Minnesota Symphony in 2016 and an upcoming concert with the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra in California in 2017. She is an active concert, recital and church singer in the East Bay, San Francisco. Ms. Hunter Ashley is an adjudicator for National Teachers of Singing, Northern California as well as the California Music Educators Association. She performs regularly for various fundraisers and donates the sales of her CD "A Season of Serenity" as well.
Geographic Area of Distribution: International
Affiliations: Mu Phi Epsilon; Gamma Phi Beta; O.P.F.; S.F.N.A.T.S.; P.E.O.; C.C.M.T.A.C.
University/Degree: B.M., Music Performance, 1982; M.M., Music Performance, 1995; University of Kansas
Born: Fremont, Nebraska
Hobbies/Sports: Golf, tennis, travel, philanthropy, skiing
Spouse: John Ashley
Children: Jack O'Neil, Noah Ashley
Honors & Awards: Austin Minnesota Hall of Fame Recipient; Concerto Competition Winner - Graduate College Level; NATS Winner, Graduate level and finalist in Undergraduate level; Miss Minnesota and Talent Winner, 1985; Miss Austin and Talent Winner, 1984; Miss America Scholarship Pageant
Published Works: Christmas themed CD, "Season of Serenity"; Composer John Vitz's CD, "The Cure' of Ars"