Classical Oasis is proud to partner with students from the following schools:
- New England Conservatory
- Boston Conservatory
- Boston University’s College of Fine Arts
- Berklee College of Music
- Longy School of Music
Ashlyn Olson, Violin
Ashlyn is graduating with honors from Boston University in May 2012 with a degree in string performance. She was also named the Boston University Presser Scholar, which is awarded yearly to one student in honor of academic and musical achievements. She plans to pursue her Master of Music degree in violin performance at DePaul University in Chicago in the fall. She will be joining the violin studio of Professor Ilya Kaler.
Hailing from Connecticut, Ashlyn began her music studies on the violin and piano at the age of 4. She has studied under Yuri Mazurkevich, Leonid Sigal, Brunhilda Mayftaraj, Peter Sacco, and Dr. Laurel Thurman. Ashlyn has performed with the Connecticut Youth Symphony where she was presented the outstanding senior award. Ashlyn’s orchestra credits include the Boston University Symphony, Boston University Chamber Orchestra and Opera Orchestras, Boston Civic Symphony, and the Seven Hills Symphony. Ashlyn enjoys playing in pit orchestras and has performed in South Pacific, Beauty and the Beast, Sweeny Todd among others. Additionally, Ashlyn is an avid chamber musician.
Kayleigh Miller, Viola
Kayleigh Miller is a violist originally from Pasadena, CA, who is currently completing her graduate diploma with Roger Tapping at the New England Conservatory. She previously attended the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Carol Rodland and received the Robert L. Oppelt viola prize. She also received a dual bachelor’s degree in performance and music history at the New England Conservatory in 2008. Kayleigh has participated in numerous festivals and master classes, including the Banff and Orford masterclasses, Spoleto Festival USA, Domaine Forget, and the International Ensemble Moderne Academy workshop. She has soloed with the Eastman Philharmonia, and as a part of the Foodlink concert series in Rochester, NY. Additionally, she is a dedicated ensemble member, and most recently played in the New World Symphony throughout the spring of 2011. Currently, Kayleigh is a member of the Boston-based Discovery Ensemble, and has performed with the Boston Philharmonic since 2006. In addition to viola, Kayleigh played violin for 12 years prior to viola and is a committed educator and arts advocate. She has dedicated her skills and talents to the Boston Public Schools and other various community service efforts.