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Mrs. Ashley Sluder

Mrs. Sluder is a life long native of Catawba County; however, she feels as though she's home here in Caldwell County after spending many a summer and night with her grandparents who live "over yonder" in Hudson. As a graduate of Western Carolina Unversity, Ms. Setzer graduated with her Bachelor degrees in both Music Performance and Music Education in 2009. Deciding to learn as much as she could about her craft before entering the classroom, she obtained her Master's Degree in Vocal Performance, also from Western Carolina, in 2012. Throughout her musical studies, Ms. Setzer was able to perform and study opera and musicals in varous countries including Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Switzerland, and Leichtenstein. She was a recipient of the NC Teaching Fellows Scholarship and has attended various educational development opportunities throughout the state of NC.

Mrs. Sluder also enjoys her role asassistant director of the Lenoir Rhyne Youth Chorus and enjoys working with 2nd-12th  graders in that capacity.She enjoys working with choir kids of all ages!

Southern Gospel music is also a favorite with Mrs. Sluder. You can see her perform around the county with The Sluder Family.

In her free time, Mrs. Sluder enjoys reading endless books, hiking, playing fetch with her dog, studying history, and watching Netflix marathons.:)

She also has some furry children: Figaro, a tuxedo cat,  Arya, a Black/White Border Collie Mix, and Banjo, a hound mix.  Oh, and her husband Wesley Sluder, who she claims as well.