Ashley Salinas, Violin/ Viola
Ashley Salinas received her DMA in viola performance through the University of North Texas. She earned MM from UNT (2011) and BM from Sam Houston State University (2009). Her primary teachers include Susan Dubois, Cynthia Roberts, Paul Leenhouts, and Lisa Burrell.
While living in North Texas, Dr. Salinas performed frequently with regional symphony and theater orchestras. In addition to modern viola engagements, she also participated regularly with various Baroque ensembles including Dallas Bach Society, Denton Bach Society Players, La Novella Baroque, La Follia (Austin), and the Orchestra of New Spain. Through her Baroque experience, Ms. Salinas has participated in the Victoria Bach Festival, Boston Early Music Festival, Cervantino Festival of Mexico, and Siglo d'Oro Festival in El Paso, Texas.
Dr. Salinas has participated in various summer chamber music festivals including Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, Marian Anderson String Quartet’s Chamber Music Institute, and Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary. During her undergraduate studies, her string quartet was selected to perform a concert tour in China and Mexico and she also featured as a soloist with the SHSU Chamber Orchestra and Intersection Contemporary Music Ensemble in 2008.
From 2006-2009, she served as Coordinator/Conductor of the Huntsville Youth Orchestra where she assisted in the expansion of the program to three orchestras and established a solo and chamber music component for advanced students. Dr. Salinas was awarded a Teaching Fellowship teaching undergraduate string classes at UNT and also maintained a private studio in the Dallas area until moving to Los Angeles in May 2016.