Ashley Jackson

Harpist and scholar Dr. Ashley Jackson holds degrees from Juilliard (DMA) and Yale University (BA, MM). As an orchestral harpist, she performs with the New York Philharmonic, Metropolis Ensemble, Harlem Chamber Players, and NOVUS NY. Her speaking engagements have included “Affinities: Margaret Bonds and Langston Hughes” (Studio Museum of Harlem), “#culturalcitizen: Margaret Bonds” (Juilliard), “Representation as Resistance: How an Activist Orchestra Redresses the Push-out of Black Practitioners from Classical Music” (Harvard University), and “The Cultural Citizen: How Classical Music Got Me Woke” (SUNY Purchase). She is currently on faculty at Vassar College.

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