Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Ellen Flanagan

Where were you born and (if different) where did you grow up?

I was born and raised in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Current residence and marital status/family (including pets):

I live in Truckee, CA, with my husband Ryan and our dog, Lu. We are expecting an addition to the family in June 2021!


I attended Middlebury College for undergraduate studies and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for a graduate degree in violin performance.

When did you start playing with the VSO? 2019

Other current jobs besides VSO:

My other jobs include Assistant Principal Second Violin for Opera San Jose, and violinist with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and Reno Chamber Orchestra. I teach private lessons as well.

People would be surprised to know that: I moonlight as a landscaper!