Voice, Piano, Theory
MM, Southern Methodist University
BM, Schwob School of Music
A native of Columbus Georgia, Soprano Ashley LaCour began her formal studies of music at the age of nine. She has been singing and performing as a soloists since the age of fourteen. During her time in high school, Ashley participated and won first place in the womens solo and ensemble trio division, first place in the womens solo and ensemble solo division, won second place in the GNATS (Georgia National Association of Teacher Singing) in the senior womens solo high school division, and attended All-State her sophomore, junior and senior year of high school in the top womens choir. She also performed at Carnegie Hall as a soloist in the high school Honors Performance Series.
Mrs. LaCour went on to receive her B.M at the Schwob School of Music in Columbus, G.A. There, she earned a scholarship to attend, won first and second place in the young artist division and the senior womens division at GMTA (Georgia Music Teacher Association), and placed first and second at numerous GNATS competitions. She also studied German lied in Berlin, Germany during her junior year and has extended coursework in music education.
Ashley Lacour is now an alumni of the Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas, TX where she received her masters degree in vocal performance. While attending SMU (Southern Methodist University), she travelled around the U.S, Europe, and Africa to perform in major operas and musical theater shows. Her roles include The Mother in Amahl and The Night Visitors, Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, Gianetta in L’eliser d’amore, Ado Annie in Oklahoma, and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro.
She has been a teacher of private voice, beginning piano, and music theory since her undergraduate degree. Her students have been of various age levels and attracted to music for multiple reasons such as the enjoyment of music or plans to further have a music career in voice and piano. Ashley enjoys teaching many genre’s of music and prides herself on having no limits when it comes to teaching all types of music. Her goals and aspirations are to teach confidence and the spirituality of the gift of music to others.
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