Principal Trumpet: Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra
Third Trumpet: Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Trumpet Professor: University of Dayton
Arts Educator: Art and Music: Making the Connection
Artist's BiographyTrumpeter Ashley Hall has appeared in concert halls, recital venues and churches around the world. From Boston's Symphony Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Opera House in Sydney, Australia, to St. John's College Cathedral in Cambridge, England, she dazzles audiences with her virtuosic technique and expressive tone. An active artist in the solo and orchestral realms, she holds the position of principal trumpet with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and third trumpet with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.
At the age of 13, she made her solo debut with the Capitol Winds Ensemble from Washington, D.C. at the National Trumpet Competition, playing the third movement of Johann Hummel's Concerto for Trumpet. She also has been a featured soloist with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Southwest Virginia and three-time soloist with the Washington Chamber Symphony at the Kennedy Center. In 2001, she took first place in the College division of the National Trumpet Competition, and first place in the International Trumpet Guild's Solo Competition. In the summer of 2002, she performed Alexander Arutunian's Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra with the Music Academy of the West's Festival Orchestra, after winning that festival's concerto competition. She has been a participant at the Music Academy of the West, Tanglewood Institute of Music, Eastern Music Festival, Lake Placid Institute, and Brevard Music Center. She has served as the second trumpeter for the Wintergreen Music Festival.
In January 2005, Ashley premiered "An American Concerto", a work written for her by Dayton composer Steven Winteregg. This trumpet concerto was commissioned by and performed with the Northwest Florida Chamber Orchestra. In April 2005, she was the featured soloist with the Lima Symphony Orchestra, performing the Hummel Concerto and J.B.Arban's 'Carnival of Venice'.
In the summer of 2006, Ashley appeared with the professional all-women's brass ensemble, Monarch Brass, at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Glassboro, NJ. She was a featured artist at the International Women's Brass Conference in Normal, IL, giving a solo recital and performing again with the Monarch Brass. In July, she traveled to Germany to perform with EUROBRASS and to record an album entitled, "Give Thanks to the Lord".
In the fall of 2007, Ashley released her debut album entitled, "Behold Him", a collection of hymns for solo trumpet. As an active trumpet worship artist she has given trumpet ministry recitals in the United States, Mexico City and China.
In the summer of 2010, Ashley was a featured soloist at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Sydney, Australia and made two guest appearances at the Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She also traveled and performed as soloist with EUROBRASS throughout Germany and recorded another album with the group entitled,
"Worthy is the Lord".
Ms. Hall's passion for making music is paralleled by a dedication and commitment to teaching and arts advocacy. As a MUSE Machine artist, she performs extensively in public schools with her husband, trumpeter, Nathan Tighe. Their program "Art and Music: Making the Connection" teaches students about important events in history and their influence on the development of art and music over the centuries.
Ms. Hall is on faculty at the University of Dayton as part-time trumpet instructor and also serves as a member of the faculty brass quintet. In addition, she maintains a private teaching studio in her Cincinnati home.
Ms. Hall received her bachelor's degree in trumpet performance from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music in 2003,where she was a student of Alan Siebert, Marie Speziale, and Philip Collins. She received her artist diploma degree from the Longy School of Music in 2007, where she was a student of Steven Emery. At Longy, she was awarded the Victor Rosenbaum Award for Excellence in Performance and Leadership.