MM Florida State University
BM Boston University
Elise comes from a family of mathematicians and scientists. She started playing violin when she was 5, and received a Bachelor of Music from Boston University and a Master of Music in violin performance from Florida State University. She is a former member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, has performed throughout Chicagoland with the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, and has been heard nationwide on commercials.
Most recently Elise was nominated for a 3Arts award for her performances in Chicago. She maintains a private teaching studio, is a faculty member at the DePaul University Community Music Division, and is a Citizen Musician, an initiative of Yo-Yo Ma and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
When Elise isn't with her violin, she enjoys the company of her husband and cat, camping, knitting, and sewing.