Ashley Baier

Ashley Baier

Biography

Over the past two decades I've performed with a variety of orchestras, chamber groups, and artists including PitchBlak Brass Band, Pharoahe Monch, John Hodgman, the Bengsons, VÉRITÉ, the Songwriter’s Orchestra, Patriot Brass Ensemble, Melissa Li & the Barely Theirs, and Kermit the Frog. I have performed at renowned venues including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Blue Note, Brooklyn Bowl, (Le) Poisson Rouge, and Joe's Pub.

I've played in such New York musical theater productions as In The Heights, The Drowsy Chaperone, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Sweeney Todd, and Hello Again and have toured nationally with How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Hundred Days, and The Lightning Thief. I have originated the drum books for several musicals including Interstate, American Morning, and Pryor Rendering.

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.

Experience

  • Broadway
  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • NYC Area
  • Tri-State Area (NY/NJ/CT)
  • Southern California
  • Philadelphia
  • Washington D.C.

Expertise

  • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
  • Music Assistant
  • Orchestrator
  • Music Copyist
  • Music Transcriber
  • Pit Musician (Other)
  • Music Contractor/Coordinator
  • Classroom music teacher at an educational institution

Instruments

  • Drums
  • Percussion

Software

  • Finale
  • GarageBand

Affiliations

  • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)

Preferred Pronouns

  • She/Her