Ashley worked hard to become a violinist. Her studies included private lessons, group lessons, music camps, workshops, school orchestra, church orchestra, and her own hard work practicing.
Through her years of study, she attended many special programs to advance her talent. These included participating in the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra, Florida State University Summer Music Camps, and String Workshops throughout the southeast.
She worked to seize any opportunity to participate in music education programs. These type of programs are often beyond the financial feasibility for many families to allow their children to attend.
Students and teachers need help, and we are here to provide it.
The Ashley Willwerth Memorial Scholarship Foundation was started in October 2004 to honor the memory of our daughter. Ashley began playing violin in elementary school and continuing through high school. She took private lessons and attended many music camps and workshops, and played in her school and church orchestras. She lost her life in an auto accident at the age of 18 on October 8, 2004. We know what playing violin and being involved in various musical activities meant to Ashley. Our goal in establishing the Ashley Willwerth Memorial Scholarship Foundation was to help others do those same things.