Oboist Ashley Rollins is a performer and prolific private teacher in the DFW area, and is Adjunct Professor of Oboe at Collin College. She has studied at the Blair School of Music, the University of Michigan, and the University of North Texas, where she worked as the oboe studio's graduate teaching assistant. Her primary teachers have been Ellen Menking, Dr. Nancy King, and James Ryon. She has been a featured English horn soloist on the North Texas Wind Symphony's premiere recording of Ryan George's The Wild Goose, and was invited to perform the Marcello oboe concerto with the Nashville Summer Orchestral Institute.
Her passion for teaching has led to her maintaining a very large private lesson studio, and many of her students have been successful at solo contests and at region and all-state competitions. She is regularly invited to teach as a Premier Instructor at the Bocal Majority double reed camps. In 2019, she chose the all-state etudes and presented at the Texas Bandmasters Association convention. She frequently performs with local and regional orchestras including the Baton Rouge Symphony, the Sherman Symphony, the Allen Symphony, and the Amarillo Symphony. She is the founder of the reed trio Fenglírë, which is a finalist for the American Prize in professional chamber music performance.