B.A. Graceland University
Vocal Performance and Music Education (K-12)
Ashley Spalletta joined us in 2016. Before Congressional, Ashley was a full-time music specialist and 5th/6th grade choral director at Canterbury Woods Elementary School in Annandale, VA. She is a certified CETA teacher (Changing Education Through the Arts- John F. Kennedy Center Teacher Education Program ). As a vocal performance major, Ashley was featured in solo recitals, as well as the featured soprano soloist in many large choral/orchestral works such as Mozart’s Requiem, Mozart’s Mass in C, and Handel’s Messiah. During her college career, Ashley was the winner of the annual Solo and Concerto Aria Competition for two years in a row. In addition to her elementary school music and performance gigs, Ashley has taught private voice and piano lessons for the past 6 years, and continues to take voice lessons, herself. She is excited to join the Congressional team this year.
Ashley is a movie and TV buff. She also enjoys spending time in the favorite “room” of her house – the porch, while reading. Coffee, rock music, world travel, and going to concerts are at the top of her list of favorite things.
“Music enhances the education of our children by helping them to make connections and broadening the depth with which they think and feel. If we are to hope for a society of culturally literate people, music must be a vital part of our children’s education.” Yo-Yo Ma