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Ashley Bathgate “is terrifically present in every detail.” — The New Haven Independent

Ashley began her cello studies at age 9 and by age 14 she was performing regularly, continuing her musical education through her graduate studies at Yale University. Subsequently, music education is a cornerstone of her work and she is committed to providing youth with the same exceptional opportunities she was offered as a music student.


From a one-hour master class to multi-part residencies, Ashley will work closely with you to create a bespoke program for your students.


Workshop / Lec Dem [50-60 minutes with 10 minute Q&A]

Ashley discusses her sources of inspiration and her decision to focus on music by today’s composers, as well as her views on career development and finding a foothold in the industry. Performing excerpts of works she has both commissioned and recorded for her instrument, Ashley will also discuss the utilization of electronics in her concert programs in addition to the role that technology currently plays in live performance.

Recommended for college or graduate school levels with a specialization in music performance and/or composition. Can be tailored for non-music majors as well. 

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Ashley participates in a variety of formal and informal community and educational engagements including:

  • in-school performance assemblies & student matinees

  • speaking to youth & other community groups

  • pre/post-concert discussions

  • coaching new/classic music

  • meet & greets

  • panelist/judge for competitions & contests

  • informal discussions


Partial list of Education & Outreach engagements


As a soloist or guest artist:​​

  • CSFU, Fullerton, CA – Lecture/demo with InterArts Collaborative Projects students, 2017
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
              – Musicians in the Jungle: student Q & A session, 2016
              – EXCELcast : podcast interview for UofM EXCEL program, 2016

  • College Conservatory of Music(CCM), Cincinnati, OH
    – masterclass reading of student compositions, 2016

  • VCFA, Montpelier, VT
    –artist in residency: workshops & performing student compositions, 2016

  • Keene State College, Keene, NH
    – Music Workshop, lecture/demo on collaboration with Lil Buck, 2016

  • Dartmouth University, Hanover, NH
    – with composer Fay Wang, 2014

  • Yale University, New Haven, CT
    – Panelist for Careers in Music, 2013 & 2014
    – Solo lecture and demo for Jack Vees’course Music and Technology, 2014

  • Campbell Ghent & Camphill Copake, Ghent and Copake, NY, 2014

  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
    – Southern Exposure New Music Series, 2013

  • Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
    – Teaching Residencies, 2012 & 2014

  • St. Thomas University, St. Paul, MN
              – Liquid Music Series lecture and demo

  • Music Beyond the Chamber, New York, NY
    – Faculty member, 2013-present


For more information or to book Ashley for an educational engagement, please click here.

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