Role at Bellingham Music:
Violin & Viola Instructor
Ashley Curtin is originally from Alaska but came to Bellingham in 2017 to begin her studies at Western Washington University. She plays violin in the Symphony Orchestra and also serves as Orchestra Manager. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with an Instrumental Emphasis and has been playing violin for nearly 13 years. In Alaska, she helped facilitate a pilot violin program for an elementary school in Homer, AK where she worked with first graders and helped to expand their music program. She also performed with the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra, a non-profit organization based in Soldotna, AK, and served on their Board of Directors from 2014 to 2018. Ashley has also performed with the Redoubt Chamber Orchestra and other small ensembles along the Kenai Peninsula and is passionate about getting involved in the community music scene wherever she may be.
In Bellingham, Ashley serves as the Vice President for WWU’s chapter of the Collegiate Washington Music Educators Association. She has also worked as the Faculty Liaison and Rehearsal Coordinator for the Marrowstone Music Festival. On Western’s campus, Ashley leads a string quartet and regularly performs in her colleagues’ recitals. Her primary instructors have included Daniel Perry, Walter Schwede and Grant Donnellan.