Ashley Winters, Managing Artistic Director

Ashley Winters became the managing Artistic Director in 2017. Ashley has been performing, conducting and teaching professionally for the past 20 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 mission statement and goals 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.

Current Board Members

Managing Artistic Director
ASHLEY WINTERS

President
J. MATTHEW LEAVITT, ESQ

Vice President and Treasurer
JORDAN SICKMAN, ESQ

Secretary
REBECCA ZEPICK WHITE*

Board of Directors

CHARLEEN AYERS
HARALD BOSCHMANN*
SHERRI PILGREEN*
MATTHEW SCHLONEGER, DMA
VIRGINIA REVERING*
BENJAMIN WINTERS, ESQ.

*Past Presidents