Meet Our Musicians
Ellyn Stuart started her musical training at the age of seven in Columbus, Georgia. Both of her parents studied music and were avid amateur musicians. Her father played clarinet and viola, and her mother played bassoon and violin. Ellyn often fell asleep listening to her parents and their friends reading chamber music. Ellyn attended Memphis State University and as an 18-year-old, won an audition with the Memphis Symphony. Later, she was a member of the Alabama and Richmond symphonies. She joined the Charlotte Symphony in 1986. Her teachers have included Dr. Andrew Galos, Guido Mansuino, Ruben Gonzales, Luis Haza, Linda Schroeder, and Kevin Lawrence. Ellyn believes that learning to play a musical instrument should be a part of every child’s education and currently teaches many young students. She also enjoys spending time with her two daughters.