about me


Ashlin Hunter’s music is found at the intersection of obsession and wonder. Kaleidoscopic textures, long developmental arcs, and blossoming harmonic progressions convey her captivating musical voice. Created through iterative and process-based compositional processes, Ashlin’s music balances an organic unfolding of material with intricate contrapuntal structures. Many of her works explore memory and the relationship between identity and the creative process. Ashlin’s compositions have been programmed across the United States and in Europe, including performances at Cincinnati’s concert:nova, the Aspen Music Festival, the University of Nebraska-Kearney New Music Festival, the OK Electric Festival, the Cortona Sessions for New Music (Cortona, Italy) and the National Opera Center (NYC). Her music has been performed by esteemed performers and ensembles such as kla (Carlos Cordeiro and Dorothy Chan), Origin Brass, Chicago’s 5th Wave Collective and the Chimera Concert Series, and her music-film collaboration heirlooms was premiered on I Care If You Listen.com in August 2018. Ashlin was selected as a composition fellow for the 2019 Aspen Music Festival and School, where she studied with Stephen Hartke and Christopher Theofanidis. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in composition from Bowling Green State University, graduating from the studios of Christopher Dietz and Marilyn Shrude. Ashlin is currently pursing graduate studies at the University of Southern California under the guidance of Donald Crockett and Christopher Trapani.