Ashley Jackowski is our bassoonist, and she has been passionate about music from a young age. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Westfield State University, and is beginning to pursue her Master’s degree. She has studied bassoon with Becky Eldredge, Michelle Huddy, Cathryn Gaylord, Yeh-Chi Wang, and Rachel Juszczak. She is the elementary band teacher in Chicopee Public Schools, traveling between eight schools to teach weekly lessons to her students. She also plays bassoon in the Greater Chicopee Area Community Concert Band and the Stockbridge Sinfonia. When she is not teaching or performing, Ashley spends time with her parents, her two sisters, Kristen and Allison, and their cat, Callie.