Ashley Hawk is pursuing a Master’s degree in Wind Conducting at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Prior to graduate school, she served as a band director in the Eau Claire Area School District. Ashley is also a member of the 34th Infantry Division Army National Guard Band in Minnesota. As a soldier, she is a multiple instrument specialist, playing bari sax, B-flat clarinet and bass clarinet, as well as serving as the assistant conductor for the concert band. She also leads the woodwind quintet musical performance team. Outside of music she loves to stay active whether it’s hiking, kayaking, or biking.