Oak Hill General Music and Chorus
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Mrs. Ashley Sluder
Mrs. Sluder is a life long native of Catawba County; however, she feels as though she's home here in Caldwell County after spending many a summer and night with her grandparents who live "over yonder" in Hudson. As a graduate of Western Carolina Unversity, Mrs. Sluder graduated with her Bachelor degrees in both Music Performance and Music Education in 2009. Deciding to learn as much as she could about her craft before entering the classroom, she obtained her Master's Degree in Vocal Performance, also from Western Carolina, in 2012. Throughout her musical studies, Mrs. Sluder was able to perform and study opera and musicals in varous countries including Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Switzerland, and Leichtenstein. She was a recipient of the NC Teaching Fellows Scholarship and has attended various educational development opportunities throughout the state of NC.
Shealso enjoys her role as Director of Youth activities at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Hickory, NC where she also helps direct the Handbell and Adult Church Choirs. She is also assistant director of the Lenoir Rhyne Youth Chorus and enjoys working with 2nd-12th graders in that capacity. Active as the Assistant Director of the Lenoir Rhyne Youth Chorus.Mrs. Sluder enjoys working with choir kids of all ages!
Southern Gospel music is also a favorite with Mrs. Sluder. You can sometimes see her singing with The Sluder Family.
In her free time, Mrs. Sluder enjoys reading endless books, hiking, playing fetch with her dog, studying history, and watching Netflix marathons.:)
She makes her home with some furry children: Figaro, a tuxedo cat, and Arya, a Black/White Border Collie Mix, and her husband, Wesley.