Degrees and Certifications:
Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ; BM in Voice Performance 1993 Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, Hartford CT; MM in Opera 1997
Mrs. Marie T Ashley
Welcome to my web page! My name is Marie Ashley. I am starting my third year in the "BT" beginning teacher program in Sampson County. My family moved from Boynton Beach, Florida in 2013 to Mount Olive. NC. Teaching K-5 feels like a second career to me. I earned my Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey and then earned my Master of Music degree in Opera from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut. After earning my degrees, I sang professionally with Palm Beach Opera and joined the music faculty at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida where I taught for 13 years. After moving to Mount Olive, I joined the music faculty at the University of Mount Olive teaching private voice for three years. I then accepted the music teaching position here at Midway Elementary in 2017. I have enjoyed the daily joys and challenges that come with teaching K-5 and love sharing my love of music with the students of Midway Elementary. To me, music is sharing in the experience of making music with one another. Music has a way of bringing people together and I look forward to another year of exploring music with the students this year.