The United States-based Longy School of Music of Brad College extended their gratitude and congratulated trumpeter Ashley Hall-Tighe, recently appointed to the world’s pre-eminent brass quintet, Canadian Brass.

The United States-based Longy School of Music of Brad College recognised Ashley Hall-Tighe’s achievements and honoured her for her remarking accomplishments.


Reportedly, the Longy School of Music and Brad College is a platform to help and inspire students and is deeply committed to assisting them to find a meaningful life in music. Longy is proud to provide students with additional instruction from exceptional musicians and ensembles at the height of their performing careers.

While remarking on Ashley’s achievements, the Longy School of Music of Brad College shared that she’s an accomplished international soloist, Principal Trumpet of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, and faculty member at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Ashley becomes the second-ever woman to join Canadian Brass after Manon LaFrance, a member from 2006-2010 and now the Director of the Conservatoire de Musique de Montreal.

When asked about her experience after being selected as a Canadian Brass, Ashley said, “Joining Canadian Brass feels like a dream come true. I remember standing on stage in 2001 with Chuck, Gene, Joe, Jeff and Ryan, thinking, ‘Wouldn’t it be incredible to be in a chamber group like Canadian Brass one day?’ Consistent with my journey over the past two decades is my desire to connect deeply with audiences through the gift of music.”

“I want to do this at the highest level possible, which is why my ‘yes’ to becoming the newest member of Canadian Brass was an easy decision. I am thrilled to be joining this special group of artists and bringing this music to audiences worldwide.”