Ashley Hall, Trumpet

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, 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. 2015 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. Her 2015 highlights included solo appearances in Taipei, Taiwan with the Grace Orchestra, two performances of B Minor Mass, and cornet solos with the North Carolina Brass Band and the Sheldon Theatre Brass Band. In June of 2016, she was a featured soloist at the Great American Brass Band Festival with the North Carolina Brass Band, and is an associate artist with the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass for the 2016-2017 touring season.

In the fall of 2007, Mrs. Hall released her debut album entitled, "Behold Him", a collection of hymns for solo trumpet. As a committed follower of Jesus, she has given ministry concerts worldwide. Mrs. Hall has also recorded two CD’s with EUROBRASS, “Give Thanks to the Lord”, and “Worthy is the Lord.”

Mrs. Hall's passion for making music is paralleled by a dedication and commitment to teaching and arts advocacy. She was recently appointed as interim trumpet professor at the University of North Carolina School for the Arts for the 2016-2017 academic school year. 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.