Eda Ashby

Eda Ashby

Music Faculty Member

Sister Eda Ashby was born in Connecticut and raised in Tennessee.  She served in the Utah Salt Lake mission shortly after that mission was created.  She earned two bachelor's degrees from BYU: one in Family Studies and the other in Piano Performance.  She began her choral studies at BYU, and went on to earn both a Master's and Doctorate in Choral Music from the University of Southern California.  She taught nine years at Utah Valley University in Orem before coming to BYU-Idaho in 1999. 

Sister Ashby's hobbies include composing religious choral music, including hymns and hymn arrangements. She wrote an oratorio for the Sacred Music Project here at BYU-Idaho in 2007.  She enjoys working on her fruit trees, and has proved that even peaches can grow in the harsh Rexburg climate.  She also likes reading the words of Isaiah. 

Although Sister Ashby has served repeatedly in music callings in the church, she most enjoys teaching gospel doctrine and Relief Society lessons because it gives her an excuse to study the gospel more.  She is currently the ward organist in her ward.