Welcome! I created this site to share information about the music I write and as a resource for anyone who wants to learn more about my teaching. Just click on the individual pages to hear recordings, see sheet music, read some lyrics, or just to check on what’s going on in my musical life. I’d love to know about your musical life, too, and to get  feedback about anything on this site, so feel free to write to me at asher.rick@gmail.com. Thank you!

NICE RECORDING Here is a recording of Seattle Children’s Choir “Arioso” doing the premiere performance of Song for a Friend at the Northwest Convention of the American Choral Directors Association in Seattle. I wrote the song originally as a solo song for my friend, Neil Lieurance. With his encouragement I later arranged it for three part treble choir.  http://https://soundcloud.com/rick-asher/song-for-a-friend-1

Click the Soundcloud bar to hear a recording of Choral Artsdirected by Robert Bode, singing a piece that I wrote especially for them, entitled “Behold the Handmaid of the Lord.” The lyrics are by Robert Bode. http://https://soundcloud.com/rick-asher/behold-the-handmaid 

Our daughter Emily continues to amaze us with her burgeoning career in NYC, playing traditional jazz and swing and leading her own group, “Emily Asher’s Garden Party.”   She’s not only a super trombone player but also a foxy singer. www.emilyasher.com And now, a booking agent at Columbia Artist Management, Incorporated, in Manhattan.

BTW: Huge thanks to my wife, Jocelyn, for designing the banner for this site! She scanned in some of my tunes, added her great piano illustration, then worked with colors and a calligraphic flourish. See lots more of her work and read her blog at www.jocelyncurry.com.

On my SOLO SONGS page I have uploaded the sheet music to the song that I wrote for Jocelyn six years ago, entitled “A Simple Love Song.”  If you’re interested in seeing it you’ll find it on my Solo Songs page. I also arranged it for four-part men’s choir – let me know if you’re interested in seeing a PDF of that arrangement.