Ashley Rescot is currently a violinist in the Greater Chicago area, private violin instructor in Munster, Indiana, and French instructor at Purdue University Calumet. She has been performing for over 25 years. She began at a young age under her mother's instruction. Growing up, she performed often with her mother, four younger sisters, and grandmother for weddings, corporate events, and church events. Ashley is a third-generation musician. In 2003, she won the Wichita Youth Talent Award for which she soloed with the Wichita Youth Symphony and served as concertmaster as well.
During her undergraduate years she participated in the Baylor Symphony and studied private violin lessons under Professor Eka Gogichashvili. She performed two recitals, one featuring Debussy's Violin Sonata and the other Beethoven's Violin Concerto, 3rd movement. She graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance in 2007. Ashley spent the following year teaching English in Paris as a Fulbright fellow where she performed in a Fulbright recital and recorded with a composer in Paris.
Ashley has a dual passion for both music and French. She began her Master's Degree in French at the University of Kansas in August, 2008. While at the university she taught elementary French, soloed several times with the KU Men's Choir, performed in a choral conducting doctoral lecture recital, and taught private violin lessons. She graduated with a Master's Degree in French Literature in December, 2010, and continued to teach French and violin in the spring of 2011.
On July, 23, 2011, Ashley married Robert Rescot, and the two of them moved to the greater Chicago area to accept teaching positions at Purdue University Calumet. In May, 2013 she gave a chamber recital at the university, and in June, 2013 she and pianist Jean-Franklin Magrou performed a classical recital in Paris, France. While there they collaborated with composer Esteban Zuñiga, performing the premier of his work for piano and violin.
At present she performs recitals, weddings, and gigs in the Greater Chicago area, as well as other cities with her sisters and mother when possible. In addition to her classical training, she has extensive experience in improvisation and performs in her praise band at church. She teaches French and occasionally Spanish at the university as well as private violin lessons in Munster, Indiana. She also sings the National Anthem for Purdue University Calumet basketball games. In November 2013, her violin studio performed a recital downtown Chicago. Like her grandmother Ruth and mother Allison, Ashley is a member of Mu Phi Epsilon. She is also an active member of the Indiana Music Educators Association, as well as the Suzuki Association of the Americas.