A proponent of contemporary music, Ms. Ayers has premiered works by Ofer Ben-Amots, Matthew Aucoin, William Bolcom, Nell Shaw Cohen, Paul Elwood, Jeff Harrington, Andrew List, Daniel Schnyder, Ronald Strauss, Bruce Wolosoff and Yehudi Wyner. With cellist Marc Moskovitz, she gave the North American premiere of the rediscovered Zemlinsky Cello Sonata at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
Ms. Ayers can be heard on several critically acclaimed recordings, including Music of Ernst Krenek with soprano Ilana Davidson, Music by Ofer Ben-Amots (Milken Archive), and Montage Music Society’s Starry Night Project: Music Based on Visual Art (MSR Classics). Newly released Montage recordings and documentaries feature works by Ofer Ben-Amots (inspired by visual artist Bebe Krimmer), Bruce Wolosoff (Eric Fischl, April Gornik, and Milton Resnick), and Nell Shaw Cohen (Andy Goldsworthy).
Ms. Ayers is an alumna of the University of Southern California and the University of Wisconsin.