A native of Winston-Salem, Ashley Clasen studied piano performance with Eric Larsen and is an alumna of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Clasen’s career as an accompanist has spanned nearly fifteen years, having gained extensive collaborative experience performing with various instrumentalists, vocalists and ensembles.

Furthermore, Clasen is a well-known freelance musician in the Piedmont triad and regularly plays for various venues including school and church choirs, community theaters, local orchestras and jazz ensembles. In 2014, Ashley joined the School of Music as a staff collaborative pianist at UNCSA where she performs frequently with voice and instrumental faculty and students. Additionally, she is an accompanist at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC, and a dedicated piano instructor with two studio locations in the Piedmont Triad.