Mrs. Ashley Dame, Associate Director of Choirs, Wylie East HS
Mrs. Ashley Dame is passionate about teaching from the heart. Mrs. Dame holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Mississippi College and a Master of Arts in Music Education from Texas Woman’s University. She currently serves as co-director of choirs at Wylie East High School, where she conducts the Varsity Treble Choir, Bella Voce Advanced Treble Choir, Select Treble Choir, and co-directs the other eight ensembles in the choral program.
Mrs. Dame is a frequent presenter at state and national choral conferences including NAfME, TCDA, TMEA, SWACDA, and the National MS/JH ACDA Conference. Ensembles under her direction have been featured in performance at TMEA, SWACDA, and the National MS/JH ACDA conferences. She has received numerous awards for teaching, including the Texas Choral Directors Association (TCDA) Innovative Programming Award, Wylie East High School Teacher of the Year, and the TCDA Young Director of Distinction. She is in high demand as a clinician-conductor, having served as an all-region and all-state honor choir conductor throughout Texas and in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.
Mrs. Dame’s additional professional experiences include performing arts marketing and event coordination for both the Dallas Symphony Association and the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts. This lifelong involvement in arts advocacy has fueled her enthusiasm for choral music education and has propelled her to dedicate her life to music education-based research and supporting educational programs in collaboration with the performing arts community. In serving the choral community, her publications for adolescent male choristers are published through BriLee Music and she offers free choral resource videos online through her Youtube channel, InspireChoir.