Ashlee T. Busch is a composer, performer, remixer, arranger, and educator based in Grand Rapids MI. Busch most enjoys collaborating with other artists in poetry, dance, installation art, video, and more. Such collaborations have included residencies with East Coast and Midwest universities, as an artist with Grammy-award-winning PARMA Recordings, publishing with mixed ensemble music education publisher Leading Tones LLC, publishing with digital choral music company Zintzo LLC, and collaborations with ensembles premiering her works across the United States. Busch’s compositional interests include post-minimal electroacoustic experimentalism, arrangements and remixes of video game music, and pedagogically-focused materials for large ensemble concert bands, orchestras, and choirs. Busch’s works are regularly commissioned across the United States including commissions from Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University, Austin Peay State University, University of Wisconsin, as well as a series of public schools. Busch received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Grand Valley State University, her Master of Music degree from Michigan State University, and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University. Ashlee is currently on faculty at Central Michigan University.


Dimensions Vol. 4

Release Date: March 24, 2023
Catalog Number: NV6506
21st Century
DIMENSIONS VOL. 4 gathers together a diverse collection of works for large ensemble by six lauded contemporary composers. These powerful yet intimate creations expand the boundaries of traditional chamber music while preserving the unique timbre of each individual instrument. The collection includes works like Shallow Streams by Ashlee T Busch, in which quick-moving wind, string, and percussion lines dance over the calm “riverbed” of the piano. A Distant Place by James Lentini employs eight instruments including harp and guitar to portray the driving spirit that compels us to chase our dreams. Meanwhile, Piccola Serenata from composer Liova Bueno is a 21st-century take on a style of music composed and performed in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries, intended as light entertainment at social gatherings. These are just a few examples of the sheer breadth of DIMENSIONS VOL. 4.