Ellen’s education includes a BM, Piano/BME, instrumental bachelors degrees and a MM degree in piano performance. She lived and studied in Austria and Germany for 4 years, gaining a love of travel, languages, food and culture. Along with being a Pianist/Organist at SAUMC, she is an Artist in Residence at Temple Univ. (1990-present), a Pianist at the Phila. International Music Festival in Bryn Mawr, PA (2000-present), and has a home piano studio. Some of her most interesting memories include playing the piccolo for Princess Grace and Prince Ranier of Monaco while they were visiting in Ocean City, NJ in 1976 and working for Austrian Radio and TV as an English Speaker for their English television program. She resides in Haddon Heights with her husband and has 2 grown children.
I LOVE the openness and welcoming atmosphere of St. Andrew’s. Pastor Richard truly brings to life the message of Christ and makes it relevant to today. And I LOVE working with Katharine Baer, Lauren Aloia, and the SAUMC choir and choral scholars! My wonderful friends, Ayoma Finlay and John Exley had previously invited me to St. Andrews, so when the church was in need of a musician, I was so happy to step in! The Steinway piano is beautiful!