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Ashleigh Budlong

Ashleigh Budlong

She/Her

Biography

Allentown-raised Ashleigh Budlong is an upright/electric bassist residing in Philadelphia, PA. She began playing the double bass at 8, picked up the electric at 11, and has continued ever since. Her passion for the arts led her to attend Temple University for a B.M. in Music Education, which she will graduated with in May 2023. She is a well-rounded instrumentalist credited with having surrounded herself with/performing all genres of music ranging from classical to hard rock.

Ashleigh has a strong passion for strings education but that is not stopping her from wanting to make a name for herself in the world of musical theater. She has played in every production Temple Theaters has put on during her time in college with highlights being: Spring Awakening, Sweet Charity, Love Labor’s Lost, Pippin, and Into the Woods.

Post-grad she is very active in the Philadelphia/New York theater scenes. Ashleigh's recent chair-holder project highlights include Bucks County Playhouse's production of Tick Tick Boom and making her debut at 54 Below in NYC! She is also subbing for Robi Hagar's new musical Siluetas and The Arden Theater's production of Once on this Island.

She is currently studying electric bass with Michelle Marie Osborne (Six! on Broadway) and upright bass with Anne Peterson. She is also a proud member of the Maestra Mentee class of 2024 with mentorship under Yonit Spiegelman.

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education
  • Community Theatre
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • Philadelphia/Mid-Atlantic

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Maestra Expertise

  • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician

Primary Instruments

  • Bass - Double/Electric
  • Bass - Upright

Additional Instruments

  • Bass - electric
  • Bass - upright

Software

  • GarageBand

Affiliations

  • NAfME