Ayriole Frost, Music Assistant

Ayriole is an active composer, performer and teacher. She co-founded and currently serves as the Executive Director of Shift:Englewood Youth Orchestra, a youth development program on Chicago’s South West Side . She is a sought-after workshop leader for creative music projects around the country, including a program of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids. Her history of working with music programs focused on social justice led to her addition to North Park University’s faculty as part of their certificate in Music for Social Change and Human Values.

She received her Bachelor of Music in Composition from Ball State University, and studied composition with Reza Vali at Carnegie Mellon University, where she completed her Master of Music in Composition in May 2012. Because of her interest in social justice through music, she became part of the fifth class of Sistema Fellows at New England Conservatory, where she received training in leadership, finance, and curriculum for social change, and completed a month-long residency in Venezuela.

Her relationship with church music began in college, where she served in the chorus at College Avenue United Methodist. She became part of the ministry at Holy Trinity in 2012 as a string player, choir member and cantor