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Conni Ellisor

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Conni Ellisor


Conni Ellisor (b. 25 September 1953) is an American composer and violinist.

Ms. Ellisor was trained at The Juilliard School and the University of Denver's University of Denver, Lamont School of Music, and rose to prominence as composer-in-residence of the Nashville Chamber Orchestra in the late 1990s.

As a violinist, she has served as a member of the Denver Symphony, concertmaster of the Boulder Philharmonic, first violin in the Athena Quartet (now the Colorado Quartet), and is now a top-call studio musician and member of the Nashville String Machine.

Ellisor has written multiple works for the Arlington (N.Y.) High School Philharmonia Orchestra and recently completed a three-year residency with Stringendo, a nonprofit community strings program in upstate New York.

Ellisor has also had a career as a contemporary jazz recording artist. Her Night at the Museum album, one of four solo albums she’s released, climbed to #13 on Billboard’s Adult Alternative chart.

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