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Ashley H. Kraft (b. 1958, Laredo, Texas, USA) composes at her home studio in Round Rock, Texas, USA.

Ashley has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Music Business, Performance, and Technology from Austin Community College (ACC) and a Bachelor of Music degree in Theory and Composition from Southwestern University (SU) in Georgetown, Texas. Ashley received the Dean Henry E. Meyer Memorial Composition Award while at Southwestern. Her choral adventures include singing at Carnegie Hall with the ACC Concert Choir; and singing at Chiesa degli Scalzi and St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy, and Chiesa del Gesu and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Italy with the SU Chorale. Ashley has sung with Chorus Austin and has played with the University of Texas Javanese Gamelan Ensemble.

Ashley is a member of ASCAP.

Favorite Quotes

Chance favors the prepared mind. Louis Pasteur

Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it. – Julia Child

Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential. – Winston S. Churchill

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there. – L. P. Hartley

The ring of authenticity is more important than the clang of originality. – George Rochberg

100% of being a professional musician is showing up to do the job. There is no irregularity of attendance, or else there is no career. – Duane Keith

It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot

Here we are, eighteen-year-old girls, using blowtorches to make desert. – Laura Brackney

Endeavor to persevere. – Lone Watie (Chief Dan George in Outlaw Josey Wales)

The word “listen” contains the same letters as the word “silent.” – Alfred Brendel

More favorite quotes can be found here.

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