Mitchell Concert Band to perform spring concert with guest Ashley Hall
Mitchell Concert Band will perform a spring concert on Monday May 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Shearer Hall on Mitchell Community College’s Statesville campus. The event will feature guest artist Ashley Hall, principal trumpet for the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. Pieces on the program will include a variety of traditional band repertoire, musical theater arrangements, and popular tunes sure to delight all ages.
Ashley Hall has been applauded by critics for her “soaring and spine-tingling” performances and her “excellent stage presence.” Her extensive performance credentials as a soloist and orchestral musician have taken her around the world. From the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., to the Opera House in Sydney, Australia, she has dazzled audiences with her virtuosic technique and expressive tone, being described as “pure magic to hear.”
Mrs. Hall holds the position of principal trumpet with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, with which she recently performed the US premier of Markus Stockhausen's "Miniature of a Soul’s Journey." She also held the position of third trumpet with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra from 2003-2012, and has performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony, Asheville Symphony, New World Symphony Orchestra, and Sinfonia Gulf Coast. Her work as a soloist and recitalist has taken her around the globe including performances in Taiwan, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Mexico and China. 2016 was a year of great musical diversity that included performances with symphony orchestras, brass bands, chamber orchestras, brass quintets and municipal groups as well as a cornet solo recital tour.
Mrs. Hall's passion for making music is paralleled by a dedication and commitment to teaching and arts advocacy. She is the interim professor at trumpet at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, teaching lessons, coaching brass groups, leading weekly masterclasses, and organizing trumpet ensemble outreach. She has held teaching positions at St. Olaf College and the University of Dayton and was active in educational outreach through the Muse Machine and the Dayton Philharmonic’s SPARK program.
Mrs. Hall holds a bachelor's degree in trumpet performance from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music and an artist diploma from the Longy School of Music. When not traveling and performing, she enjoys her second career as a mother to two incredible children, Morgan and Kevin, and as a wife/best friend to Nathan Tighe. She proudly endorses GR Mouthpieces and Vincent Bach Trumpets.