Assistant Professor of Music
DM, Indiana University
Area of Expertise: Horn
Office: Price Doyle Fine Arts 542
Dr. Ashley Cumming is the Assistant Professor of Horn at Murray State University. Hailing from Cambridge, Ontario, performance experience includes principal horn with the COSI Opera Orchestra in Italy and Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and freelance horn with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, UANL Symphony Orchestra in Mexico and Orchestre de la Francophonie in Quebec. Recital appearances include the International Horn Society Conference in New York, International Women’s Brass Conference in Michigan, Midwest Horn Workshop in Wisconsin, and the K-W Chamber Music Society in Ontario. Ashley was also a concerto soloist with the Sooke Philharmonic in British Columbia, the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Youth Orchestra in Ontario and Jr. All-State Band in Indiana. Touring the United States with Spark Brass, Ashley performs concerts and educational programs with the acclaimed quintet. Their first album "Carnaval to the Music Hall" was released in 2015. She has previously held collegiate positions throughout Indiana and maintains an active private studio. Ashley holds a Doctorate of Music from Indiana University where she studied with Jeff Nelsen, Dale Clevenger and natural horn with Rick Seraphinoff. She also holds degrees from Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Victoria and performed in prestigious programs such as the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts Summer Masterclasses, and International Sommerakademie in Austria. For more information, please visit www.ashleycumming.com.