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Welcome to the Nashua Community Music School Blog! If you are new to the website, welcome to NCMS! We are a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality music opportunities to all audience members, performers, and students in the greater Nashua area.

My name is Ashley Wright and I just began working for NCMS in May 2017.  I have a BA in music from Florida State where I studied clarinet with Dr. Deborah Bish. I took lessons with NCMS's own Karen Luttik to prepare for my FSU audition (and four others), in addition to being a part of the former NCMS wind ensemble while I was in high school. As you can tell, NCMS has been a big part of my life for a while, and I'm so excited to be working here and share my insight with everyone. My areas of expertise are clarinet, practice/study habits, running musical organizations, and I have a bit of a technical background. If you're interested, you can read my full bio on the NCMS Staff page.

This blog is going to be part educational, part teacher showcase, part entertaining (hopefully), and part my random opinions on all things music and Nashua.

Ashley Wright

Ashley has a breadth of experience in administration, music, and music management. She currently works as the Office Registrar at the Nashua Community Music School and manages the New England Chamber Players and Barbershop Ladies of Tallahassee (where she was a founding member). Ashley designed and implemented both the NECP and BLT websites, as well as designed the BLT logo. She was formerly an usher and stage crew member at the Florida State University Ruby Diamond Auditorium, and a resident assistant and office assistant at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

Ashley has played with the Nevers’ Second Regiment Band, the Southern New Hampshire University Wind Symphony, and she attended the Belgian Clarinet Academy last summer. She recently graduated with a BA in Music from Florida State University as a clarinet major, where she studied with Dr. Deborah Bish. For other musical accomplishments: last year, Ashley composed a film score that was recorded by the Florida State University Philharmonia Orchestra and played tenor saxophone and sung backup vocals in the FSU Ruby Diamond Auditorium for the FSU Blues Band with Charles Atkins.

She received her first bachelor's degree in physics (with a music minor) from Boston University. She worked as an engineer for two years in Quality Assurance and Software before returning to school for her music degree, and she spent last summer as a software intern. She has a lot of experience developing independent Python tools, especially for data processing.