Ashley Fure working with the Interlochen Orchestra.
This week we feature Ashley Fure, an award-winning composer and former Interlochen student. Her most recent awards include a Grant from the Foundation for the Contemporary Arts (2016) and a Composer's Portrait at the Miller Theater in NY (2016). Fure has received the Julius F. Ježek Prize in Composition (2011) and a Staubach Honorarium for Composition (2012) from The Harry and Alice Eiler Foundation. She held a ten-month residency at Akademie Schloss Solitude (2012) and was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to France in Music Composition (2013-2014). In 2014 she received the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis from Internationales Musinkinstitut Darmstadt and the Busoni Competition Prize from Akademie der Künste, Berlin.
She holds a PhD in Music Composition from Harvard University and further degrees from IRCAM (Cursus 1 and 2), and Oberlin Conservatory. Fure was a Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow at Columbia University in 2014 and joined the Dartmouth College Department of Music as an Assistant Professor of Sonic Arts in September 2015.
Ashley sat down with IPR host Meg Gruits to talk about her compositions, her work with the students and her memories of Interlochen.