Ashlee Elmore holds a Master’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Oklahoma and has been teaching, directing and producing for over twenty years regionally, as well as in San Francisco. Full bio below. Looking for information on booking the Ashlee Elmore Jazz Quintet? Click here.
Due to limited space, adult students and children/youth need to apply to study with Ms. Elmore, by clicking this button:
Ms. Elmore studied with the renowned Dr. Marilyn Carver from the age of 15 and Marianne Cook, of Broadway's "The King and I" prior. Ms. Elmore went on to receive her Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Music Education in 2001, when she began teaching public school music and her own private vocal students.
Bartlesville Children's Choir & Master's Degree in Music Education
Ms. Elmore founded the Bartlesville Children's Choir in 2008 with Dr. Linda Jones and continued its work while simultaneously pursuing and receiving her Master's Degree in Vocal Music Education from the University of Oklahoma in 2010. While at OU, Ms. Elmore studied with Dr. Joy Nelson and received her National Certification in Kodály, a teaching method of "ear training" that allows the student to become an independent musician through their deep immersion in recognizing, understanding and performing pitches and their relationships accurately.
In 2011 Ms. Elmore added "dueling pianist" to her musical arsenal joining the team of legendary Dueling Pianists Jon Dana Glazer and Dueling Piano pioneer, industry developer and nation-wide trainer, Tom Basler. Ms. Elmore still uses her Dueling Piano skills to this day with her unique, comedic and entertaining interaction with the crowd, her ability to be quick on her feet and change the atmosphere on a whim.
In 2013, Ms. Elmore became the Executive Artistic Director of the Tulsa Children's Chorus, where she tripled the size of the choir during her tenure, performing for over 20,000 people in the course of those years. Under her direction, Tulsa Children's Chorus was also selected to be an Oklahoma Music Educators Association Honor Choir in 2015.
Ms. Elmore then went on to become the Director of Music Education for Theatre Tulsa's youth program, where she directed hundreds of children in shows "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", "Annie", "Elf" and "Lion King". For six seasons, Ms. Elmore also served as Music Director for American Theatre Company's "A Christmas Carol" in Tulsa, recognized by the New York Times as one of the longest-running community theatre productions in the nation. In 2017, Ms. Elmore founded Tulsa Youth Cabaret, an auditioned program featuring solo and group cabaret performances,. See video below.
From there, Ms. Elmore relocated to San Francisco, California to teach for San Francisco's leading music school, McAllister Music Studio, where she taught musical theatre, voice, piano and vocal jazz.
Due to the pandemic, Ms. Elmore decided to relocate to her hometown of Bartlesville, Oklahoma to quarantine with family, where she has decided to stay to continue her work in music and watch her niece grow up! Ms. Elmore maintains her MasterClass Vocal Program comprised of promising Musical Theatre students and teaches and directs for Children's Musical Theater of Bartlesville. Ms. Elmore currently serves as the Music Director for St. John Catholic Church where she accompanies the congregation and cantors on piano and organ and directs the choir. Due to limited space, adult students and children/youth need to apply to study with Ms. Elmore, by clicking this button:
Elmore's work in Musical Theater spans across a wide variety of shows. She has directed the music for youth and adult shows for numerous companies, including American Theater Company, Theatre Tulsa and Children's Musical Theater. Some of the shows she has directed include: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Elf, Annie, Lion King and A Christmas Carol. Email info@AshleeElmore.com for information about booking her as Music Director for your show or event.
Ashlee Elmore, Masters Degree in Music Education
Adults. So many of you love singing. So many of you have had past experiences in singing, but you're not sure where you fit in or if your voice is "where" it needs to be. Whether you're looking to audition for your church choir, a community production, do work in the studio by recording music, Ashlee is here to help. A lifelong coach and performer, Ashlee seeks to help you connect your place in life emotionally, mentally, spiritually into your desire to sing. She specializes in and has performed: rock, pop, classical, musical theatre and jazz. Vocally, Ashlee will ensure you're producing your voice safely and correctly to ensure vocal health and enjoyment. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on setting up lessons.
Ashlee Elmore, Masters Degree in Music Education
Are you a working musician who could use some confidence boosting in the area of your live singing or studio recording? Need help improving your vocal technique? Ashlee will come to your band practices, recording sessions and even live shows to help guide you and implement vocal technique that will, once and for all, take away your insecurities about your singing and fuel your success towards overall better performing. Whether one-on-one at Ashlee's piano, working through a band rehearsal with you (and even others doing back up vocals) or attending a live show, Ashlee not only provides technical vocal guidance, but she can help you see how song key choices and even compilation of set lists can either hinder or help your performing, in addition to radically improving your vocal technique. Email info@AshleeElmore.com with inquiries. Watch Ashlee here performing as a dueling pianist and singer.
"Not only did Ashlee Elmore help me overcome my confidence-crippling vocal issues, but she even went so far as to help me overcome the emotional issues I didn't even know I had attached to them. In the short amount of time that I've worked with her, she has already invested so much into me and my journey in music. She seeks and encourages to understand the heart before understanding the voice. If you feel stuck or insecure as an artist, you need Ashlee Elmore in your life!" Learn more about Anna here.