• Music & Theatre

    What Makes Me Love Him?

    Today’s #WeeklyWednesday is one of my favorite songs from my NYU Master’s recital… I’ve loved it since first hearing it probably 20 years ago on Sarah Brightman’s “The Songs That Got Away” album (which is great, if you haven’t heard it!). It was such a pleasure to perform it, and to sing it to the people who were there that night 💜 “What Makes Me Love Him?” is from the musical “The Apple Tree,” with music and lyrics by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. In the show (from the biblical story of creation/Adam and Eve), Eve sings this about Adam at the end of her life. I hope you enjoy…

  • Music & Theatre

    “Part of Your World” (The Little Mermaid 🧜‍♀️)

    Hi, friends 👋 For today’s #WeeklyWednesday (and upcoming weeks), I’m sharing individual songs from my NYU Master’s Recital 😊🎓 This week’s is one of my childhood Disney favorites, “Part of Your World” from ‘The Little Mermaid.’ 🧜‍♀️ Lyrics are by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken. My full recital including ‘My Fair Lady’ character study is available here! My phenomenal accompanist is Rachel Dean 👏 my wonderful vocal instructor throughout my time at NYU is Matthew Shepard Smith (if you’re looking for a teacher, contact him!!) and my fantastic vocal coach is Christine Reimer. It really has been such a privilege and joy to work with and create this…

  • Music & Theatre

    “Once Upon a December” (Anastasia)

    Hello, again 👋 For today’s #WeeklyWednesday (and upcoming weeks), I’m sharing individual songs from my NYU Master’s Recital 😊🎓 This week’s is “Once Upon a December” from ‘Anastasia.’ Lyrics are by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. My full recital including ‘My Fair Lady’ character study is available here! My phenomenal accompanist is Rachel Dean 👏  my wonderful vocal instructor throughout my time at NYU is Matthew Shepard Smith (if you’re looking for a teacher, contact him!!) and my fantastic vocal coach is Christine Reimer. It really has been such a privilege and joy to work with and create this with you!! Thank you, as always, for watching –…

  • Music & Theatre

    “Sweet Liberty” (Jane Eyre)

    Hi friends! For today’s #WeeklyWednesday (and upcoming weeks), I’m sharing individual songs from my NYU Master’s Recital 😊🎓  This week’s is “Sweet Liberty” from Jane Eyre.  Music and lyrics are by Paul Gordon, whose work I really enjoy! Another of my favorites is his musical Daddy Long Legs. Below are two songs I’ve recorded two songs from that show: My full recital including ‘My Fair Lady’ character study is available here! My phenomenal accompanist is Rachel Dean 👏 My wonderful vocal instructor throughout my time at NYU is Matthew Shepard Smith (if you’re looking for a teacher, contact him!!) and my fantastic vocal coach is Christine Reimer. It really has…

  • Music & Theatre

    “All Is Found” – Frozen II ❄️⛄️

    So… finally saw Frozen 2 last week 😁😁😁 Today’s #WeeklyWednesday is the first of probably a couple of videos I’ll record from the movie! This version of “All Is Found” is the one Queen Iduna (Evan Rachel Wood) sings to Elsa and Anna. I needed to take a musical break from my (second) grad school program (linguistics), which started last week, and this is what came of it 🙂 The nice news on that end is that I now have a little audio recording corner set up in our house! I hope you enjoy my cover of “All Is Found”! The accompaniment I used is from the Frozen 2 soundtrack,…

  • Blog,  Disney Blog

    Disneyland Christmas 2019

    Happy #WeeklyWednesday! Sharing some more scenes from a very quick trip we had to Disneyland in mid-November, plus some of my music 😊 The Happiest Place on Earth was looking particularly magical this year! The decorations, music, special events, and seasonal foods were wonderful! I hope you’ll have the chance to go soon, but if not, I hope this video captures a sense of it and makes you smile! If you like this video, check out: On my end — my next phase officially begins today, with my first class at Georgetown (Linguistics)… In the words of Little Red, I’m feeling “excited and scared” 🙏  Thank you, as always, for watching! I…

  • Blog,  Disney Blog

    Disneyland’s Christmas Fantasy Parade 🎄☃️🎁

    Happy New Year 🥳 This first day of 2020 finds me feeling good and looking forward to some of the very big events coming later this year! I hope it finds you doing and feeling well and hopeful, too 💗 Today’s #WeeklyWednesday is Disneyland’s “A Christmas Fantasy“ parade! We enjoyed seeing it and the beautiful decorations and festive events going on in the Parks when we were there in November! I hope you enjoy watching it here ☺️ If you like this video, check out my clips from California Adventure: More from Disneyland coming soon! Thanks for watching! #AshleyWagnerArts

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    Updates/Christmas playlist 🎄

    Squeezing in a quick #WeeklyWednesday update! It’s my final days completing my Master’s degree at NYU 😯🤩which is pretty exciting, but it means that I haven’t been able to work on any new Christmas music this year [and I love making and listening to Christmas music!]. If you’re looking for some festive music, I’d love to invite you to check out the music and other videos on my Christmas playlist below: I have a number of older arrangements, some live performances, and a couple videos of other types there, and I hope you enjoy them! I hope you’re enjoying the season and getting a chance to spend time with loved…

  • Academic,  Favorites,  Music & Theatre

    NYU Master’s Recital/”My Fair Lady” – Full Live Performance

    Today’s #WeeklyWednesday is the full, live performance of my #NYU Master’s recital! It’s been a lot exciting and fulfilling work to put together this program and to share it with you. I hope you enjoy it! The first half comprises solo sets of some of my favorite musical theatre pieces and a few Neapolitan songs (which I fell in love with when living in Naples, Italy, years ago…). “I Have Confidence” begins at 1:15 Neapolitan set, at 4:55 Unexpected love set, at 16:35 Adventure and longing set, at 25:00 The second half (at 34:00) is a character study of Eliza Doolittle from My Fair Lady! It was so fun to…

  • Blog,  Disney Blog

    A Trip to Disney’s California Adventure!

    An unrelated-to-this-video note: I had my NYU Master’s recital last night and I’m so pleased with and grateful for how it went! I feel like I was able to demonstrate some of the best of my abilities and training, and it was such a privilege and pleasure to perform with my phenomenal accompanist and the other incredible artists and friends who comprised my My Fair Lady cast 💜💜💜 Thank you very much to those of you who came or watched online last night!! In the coming weeks, I will be editing our video footage to share here ☺️ For this video: This isn’t exactly a vlog, but I thought I’d…