Ms. Ellis is passionate about community engagement. She has collaborated with institutions such as public schools, hospitals, senior centers, nursing homes, Ronald McDonald houses, psychiatric facilities, memory care units, early childhood programs, and the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge to provide interactive musical experiences. She works to partner with local nonprofits to help improve accessibility to music throughout the community. She is also a 2014-2015 University of Michigan Engaged Pedagogy Initiative Fellow where she is training in how to best teach community engagement to undergraduate musicians.

If you are interested in a collaboration or bringing Ms. Ellis to your institution, please contact her directly. She also offers workshops for musicians and artists on building meaningful community partnerships.