17 year old violist, Ashley Park, is in the Math and Science Academy of Palisades Park Jr./Sr. High School. She began her viola journey at the age of 12. Ashley studies under the tutelage of Elizabeth Chang at the Pre-College division of The Juilliard School. Before learning the viola, Ashley had played the piano for almost 10 years. While studying the piano she has won first prize in the New York International Music Competition. Ashley has performed with the Union City Philharmonic from winning the Hudson Concerto Competition. Some viola awards Ashley has won includes Manhattan International Music Competition 1st prize and New York International Music Competition 1st prize. Recently, Ashley received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congresswoman Grace Meng. Ashley has also participated in the All-North Jersey JHS Regional orchestra as well as the New Jersey All State orchestra as the principal. She was also a finalist as the only group picked in New Jersey and winner of the Chamber Music Society. For the past two summers, Ashley was accepted and attended Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. In her spare time, Ashley is part of the volleyball team and drama club at school.