Ellie Choate is one of the most renowned harpists in Southern California’s vital musical scene whose musical versatility has afforded her the opportunity to touch virtually every area of music making. She is as likely to be found in the opera or symphony orchestra as on stage backing headline artists. Ellie has worked “behind the scenes” on the musical scores of numerous major motion pictures and recordings, and on camera for movies and television shows. She is an active soloist and chamber musician playing for events and concerts all across Southern and Central California, as well as producing a critically acclaimed series of CDs, and is certified as a therapeutic harp practitioner. Ellie is on the applied music faculty at UC Irvine, CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach, and Riverside Community College and maintains a busy private studio.