[TOP: Take 9: AMERICAN HORN QUARTET & HORNS of the NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC; MSR Classics MS 1089 (2003); BOTTOM: Jerome A. Ashby, February 15, 1956-December 26, 2007]
Jerome A. Ashby began his tenure with the New York Philharmonic as Associate Principal Horn in July of 1979 at the invitation of Zubin Mehta. He made his Philharmonic solo debut in April 1982. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Mr. Ashby began his studies in the New York City Public Schools. After attending the High School of Performing Arts, he attended The Juilliard School where he was a student of former Philharmonic Principal Horn James Chambers. An active recitalist and chamber musician, Mr. Ashby appeared at music festivals around the world. He performed with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and performed regularly with New York Philharmonic Ensembles. Mr. Ashby was a faculty member of The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, The Curtis Institute, and the Aspen Music Festival School.
Jerome A. Ashby is survived by his mother, Miriam Ashby; wife, Patricia Cantu Ashby; children, Elizabeth Ashby, Juanita Ashby, Violeta Ashby, and Melody Ashby; and grandchild, Jerome Ashby. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: Zion Lutheran School, 64 First Avenue, Westwood, NJ 07675. Mr. Ashby will be missed by all who knew him.
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