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Ashley Baier

Ashley Baier

She/Her

Biography

An avid musical theater musician, I've played on Broadway with SIX and The Lightning Thief, appeared at La Jolla Playhouse and on tour with Hundred Days, and toured nationally with How the Grinch Stole Christmas as well as The Lightning Thief.

Equally proficient in drum set and orchestral percussion, I am adept at playing a multitude of styles and have performed in a wide variety of New York musical theater productions, including Little Shop of Horrors, Suffs, and Between the Lines. I have originated the drum books for several musicals, including Interstate, Hound Dog, American Morning, and Pryor Rendering.

Over the past two decades I've performed with many orchestras, chamber groups, and artists including the Bengsons, Brass Queens, Pharoahe Monch, John Hodgman, PitchBlak Brass Band, VÉRITÉ, Songwriter’s Orchestra, The Sinfonietta, Melissa Li & the Barely Theirs, and Kermit the Frog. As a musician-actor, I’ve worked with some incredible directors, including Rachel Chavkin and Anne Kauffman.

Originally from Cumberland, MD, I have a Bachelor of Music from the University of Maryland and a Master of Music from Mannes College, the New School for Music. In 2017, Allegany High School – my alma mater – dedicated an award in my name: the Ashley Baier Award In Percussion Excellence, given to a graduating senior who demonstrates outstanding leadership and dedication to the highest level of musical performance.

Professional Experience

  • Broadway
  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education
  • TV/Film
  • Tours

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • D.C./Baltimore/Mid-Atlantic

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Maestra Expertise

  • Music Assistant
  • Orchestrator
  • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
  • Music Copyist
  • Music Transcriber
  • Music Contractor/Coordinator
  • Voice Teacher (Educational Institution)

Primary Instruments

  • Drums
  • Percussion

Software

  • Finale
  • GarageBand

Affiliations

  • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)