Bailey Hendley

Bailye Hendley is a current student at Arizona State University where she is in the process of acquiring her doctorate of musical arts in Horn Performance under the guidance of her horn professor Dr. John Ericson. She spends her time at ASU working as one the TA’s for Dr. Ericson’s horn studio, she is a staff member for the Sun Devil Marching Band and she works as a freelancer throughout the area. Bailye received her master’s degree in Horn Performance and Literature from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where she studied with Bernhard Scully while also being a TA for the Illinois Band Program under the direction of Barry Houser and Dr. Steve Peterson. During her time in Knoxville Bailye studied with Dr. Katie Johnson-Webb and received her bachelor’s degree majoring in Horn Performance while also minoring in Music Business at the University of Tennessee. While there she held a variety of positions within Tennessee’s School of Music such as: School of Music Ambassador, Vice President of the International Horn Society Chapter at UTK, and a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda honor society.

In regards to Bailye’s performance experience, Bailye has been fortunate to be apart of a wide variety of ASU’s ensembles, like the ASU Wind Ensemble, ASU Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Contemporary Ensemble, ASU Studio Orchestra and The Slider TA Quintet. She also freelances throughout the community and has played with the Salt River Brass Band and is a substitute player for The Phoenix Symphony. During her time in both Illinois and Tennessee, she was a part of as many ensembles as possible while attending both universities. She was a member of the UIUC Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony and was a substitute player for Sinfonia De Camera while in Urbana-Champaign. While at Tennessee she was apart of the UTK Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, Horn Choir, Brass Choir and all of UTK’s athletic bands. She also was presented with the opportunity to substitute with the Brevard Philharmonic in North Carolina.

Bailye has spent her collegiate career as an out of state student and calls Georgia her home. It is where her family lives and her love for music began. She is an alumni of the Jackson County School System where she started the French horn in sixth grade and then athletic bands in high school.