Ellen Harrison, an award-winning composer of diverse chamber works, also teaches at the University of Cincinnati.
Born and raised in Illinois, Ellen Harrison received her doctorate in composition from the University of California, Berkeley, where her teachers included Edwin Dugger, Richard Felciano, Andrew Imbrie and Olly Wilson. Supported by U.C. Berkeley's Prix de Paris, she spent two years studying in Paris, also attending composer workshops in electronic music at the prestigious Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique, better known as IRCAM. In addition she has studied with Milko Kelemen at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart, and with Thomas Frederickson and Paul Zonn at the University of Illinois, producing a corpus of works for all manner of instrumental and vocal ensembles. Harrison teaches theory and composition at the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music Preparatory Department.