Ashley Nail received her DMA in Composition from Columbia in 2014. She was appointed Core Postdoctoral Lecturer in Music Humanities at Columbia University for 2014-2016.
Ashley Nail was born in Fort Worth, Texas. She received her master’s degree from the University of Minnesota, where she studied with Noel Zahler and Doug Geers. She has studied with Fred Lerdahl, Tristan Murail, and Fabien Lévy at Columbia. Her works have been performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, the Zeitgeist new music ensemble, JACK Quartet, Daedalus Quartet, ICE, Janus Trio, Yarn/Wire, and others.