Organization: Virginia Symphony
Instrument / Position: Director of Marketing
Bio: Ashley Mirakian is the Director of Marketing at the Virginia Symphony Orchestra in Norfolk, VA. Prior to her appointment in Virginia, Ashley led the marketing and public relations department of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in suburban Chicago. She has also held administrative positions with the Brevard Music Center (North Carolina), the Bloomington Area Arts Council (Indiana), and the New Haven Arts Council in Connecticut. In 2005, she coordinated Indiana’s only “Emerging Arts Leaders Creative Conversation” for Americans for the Arts. She holds a M.A. in Arts Administration from Indiana University.
Ashley’s academic background is in music performance and musicology. She is an active bassoonist, having performed with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, IU Opera Theatre, IU Graduate Wind Quintet and Yale Symphony Orchestra, among others. Additionally, Ashley tries to play her bass guitar whenever possible and loves to listen to R&B and funk.
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