The American choral conductor, Ashley Elizabeth Albey Conway, obtained her Bachelor of Music Education Cum Laude from Brenau University (2004-2008); her Master of Music Education Magna Cum Laude from The University of Georgia (2009-2010). Since 2011, she studies for Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe. She has completed
her course work and exit exams for the DMA in Choral Conducting at ASU. She is planning to be finished with
her final document by May 2017.
Prior to her time at ASU, Ashley Conway taught PreK-8th grade chorus in public and private schools in Georgia and Arizona, and was certified to teach P-12 Band, Chorus, and Orchestra in Georgia. She was Choral Director at North Hall Middle School in Gainesville, Georgia (August 2008-May 2011); and After-school Choral Director at International School of Arizona in Scottsdale, Arizona (August 2011-May 2012). Her students participated in All-State Choir, Honor Choir, 6th Grade Statewide Honor Choir, and she ran an after school Advanced Ensemble. Her students consistently scored Superior and Excellent ratings at adjudicated festivals and won 1st and 2nd place at festivals in Georgia and Florida.
While living in Lexington, Ashley Conway was the Choral Director and Arts and Humanities teacher at Bondurant Middle School in Frankfort, Kentucky (August 2015-May 2016). Her program consisted of around 190 choristers. Her students participated in Honor Choir, All-State Choir, UK Male Chorus Day, and Bluegrass Choral Music Festival. They scored Proficient and Distinguished ratings at festival.
At ASU, Ashley Conway was the Teaching Assistant for the ASU Women's Chorus and taught Beginning Choral Conducting (August 2011- May 2014). Her successful teaching led to being asked to stay on as a Faculty Associate for the same courses (August 2014-May 2015). The Women's Chorus more than doubled in size, and performed both for Eric Whitacre and as the opera chorus for the Lyric Opera Theater during her her tenure. Other jobs have included Interim Choral Director/Worship Leader at Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Chandler, Arizona (February-June 2014); Choral Intern at Phoenix Girls Chorus in Phoenix, Arizona (July 2014-April 2015).
Ashley Albey married Bradley Conway on July 18, 2008. She is currently a stay-at-home-mom and freelance choral conductor/teacher. She lives in Huntersville, North Carolina.