Introducing Ashley Winters
Opera Kansas is proud to introduce Ashley Winters as the new managing Artistic Director for our 32nd season. Ashley has been performing, conducting and teaching professionally for the past 18 years. She also has extensive experience working in the technical and production fields of the music industry as a small business owner of a production company for ten years.
Ashley is a true believer in the six mission statements of Opera Kansas. She believes the organization can provide an energetic home for new performances, in new productions, in new environments supported by classic repertoire that will provide memorable experiences for both performers and patrons. She is committed to continuing our tradition of outreach into schools, senior living facilities and the public at large while maintaining fiscal responsibility.
Ashley received her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance with Honors from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music. Ashley is a founding member of the nationally acclaimed choral octet Octarium and sings with the Wichita Chamber Chorale. She is also the Director of Music and Choirs at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, maintains a private studio and is a vocal consultant at Wichita Collegiate School.