Ashley Dame is passionate about teaching and composing from the heart. She is co-conductor of choirs at Wylie East High School in Wylie, Texas with her husband Nathan. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Mississippi College and a Master of Arts in Music Education from Texas Woman’s University. Ashley has served as a district, region, state, and international choral clinician/conductor and frequently presents workshops and research at state and national choral conferences including NAfME, TCDA, TMEA, SWACDA, and the National MS/JH ACDA Conference. She has taught both high school and middle school and has a passion for composing music that is accessible for the range of the adolescent male changing voice.
Her additional professional experiences include performing arts marketing and event coordination for both the Dallas Symphony Association and the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts. This lifelong involvement in arts advocacy has fueled her enthusiasm for choral music education and has propelled her to dedicate her life to music education-based research and supporting educational programs in collaboration with the performing arts community.