Emily Talley is the Director of Bands at Asheville High School. She is in her seventh year at Asheville High. Emily received her Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Western Carolina University in 2004, and her Master’s in Music degree from WCU in 2013. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, National Association for Music Educators, North Carolina Band Directors Association, International Clarinet Association and Phi Kappa Phi.
Emily frequently performs with many ensembles including the Haywood Arts Regional Theater, Asheville Community Theater, Asheville Community Band, Land of the Sky Community Band, Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, and the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra.
Emily is the wife of William Talley, and mother of sons Braeden and Billy.
Jonathan Bass is the Assistant Director of Bands at Asheville High School and is in his first year with the program. Jonathan received his Bachelor degree in Instrumental Music Education and a Certificate of Trumpet Performance from Appalachian State University in 2013. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Fraternity, National Association for Music Educators, North Carolina Band Masters Association, and the International Trumpet Guild. He is also the instructor of Asheville High School’s Steel Drum Ensemble.
Jonathan is the husband of Audrey Sutton Bass