Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Meet the Music Director of TWELFTH NIGHT - Ashley Bradford

Hello Ashley Bradford! Welcome to the Class 6 Theatre team. Is this your first show with us?

This is my first production with Class 6 Theatre. The company makes an exciting, interesting, and relevant contribution to our valley's art scene. I am honored to be part of such a passionate and creative team.

And we are glad to have you. Do you have a special connection to this show?

From a very young age, I have had a special love for all things Shakespeare. Twelfth Night gives me the rare opportunity, as a Music Director, to create musically within the Shakespeare realm. Keath's vision for the production creates a dream come true for me to be a part.

Gender is a large part of this show. Do you have someone you believe serves as a good role model for your gender?

My gender role models would have to be female authors I grew up reading. Through their writings and the characters they created, authors such as the Bronte sisters, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Louisa May Alcott, and Jane Austen taught me who I did and did not want to be.

Who do you think you would be if you were a Shakespeare character?
Although a bit radical, I would have to say I most relate to Lady Macbeth than any of Shakespeare's other female characters. The nuances are too many to detail here. But, in essence, I relate to her rash drive for outcomes, her strength, her single focus tunnel vision, and her intense regret as she grapples with the consequences of action without circumspection.

Wow, are you ever good at manipulating people into doing what you want! It is a valuable skill, one that could help you secure a job in government one day, but also a dangerous one. Like Lady Macbeth, you have a love of power that could motivate you to do evil things. Don't let it overtake you.

And why not take the Shakespeare quiz yourself? Make sure to SHARE your result and mention #Class6Theatre and #TwelfthNight!

Ashley Bradford (Music Director), M.Mus, is Artist in Residence and Music Director for The Palms Theatre. She holds a Bachelors in Piano Performance with a minor in Vocal Performance. She has directed and performed concert tours throughout the United States, Asia, and the South Pacific and has been featured in many recording projects, music festivals, and concert halls. Ms. Bradford also earned a Masters in Music Education from Boston University and served as Presi-dent of the Arizona State Music Teacher's Association. She leads the Piano Lessons for Adults program at Master’s Music Academy. For more information about Pi-ano Lessons for Adults, e-mail Ashley at

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