Ashley Killam (she/her) has built a multifaceted career as a passionate entrepreneur, non-profit director, freelancer, trumpet player, advocate, and researcher. Killam is the founder of AK Artist Management and is on a lifelong mission to create a more inclusive artistic space.
A champion for creating change within musical programming, Killam launched the first-ever open-source resource to find trumpet and brass music by marginalized composers. This research kickstarted Diversify the Stand, a Colorado-based non-profit focusing on commissioning accessible educational works by marginalized composers.
She also owns AK Artist Management, where she works with performers, educators, and composers on artistic admin, marketing, website promotion, and project management.
An agent of change in the brass community, Killam serves as co-chair and founding member of the International Trumpet Guild’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and as a member of the New Works Committee. She has served as a preliminary judge for the National Trumpet Competition and is a Board Member and Treasurer for Future in Music, a non-profit focused on education for high-school gender-marginalized brass players.