Ashley Strawser | Pianist

In December of 2014, Ashley graduated from Arizona State University with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance, where she studied with Dr. Kimberly Marshall. While attending ASU Ashley also studied collaborative piano, harpsichord, and fortepiano with Professor Russell Ryan. She accompanies and performs regularly with various musical groups and churches throughout the valley. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from the Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After moving to Arizona, Ashley held a position at St. Barnabas Episcopal church in Scottsdale, where she served as interim choirmaster and organist as well as the youth and children’s music associate and handbell director. Ashley was recently appointed the Director of Music and Arts Ministries at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, after serving as the organist and assistant director for three years. She has played and participated in recitals on organs in the U.S., Mexico, Spain, Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands. In her free time, Ashley enjoys doing yoga, hiking, playing volleyball, and running marathons.