Culin-Ellison, Alice


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Research Areas: Historical Performance Practice

Baroque violinist Alice Culin-Ellison is a 4th-year doctoral candidate at Case Western Reserve University in the Historical Performance Program, studying with Julie Andrijeski. She regularly performs as a soloist with the CWRU Baroque Orchestra, and rotates as concertmaster of that ensemble, including leading CWRU’s production of Handel’s Acis and Galatea. Since earlier  repertoires are a large part of her studies, she plays violin and viola in the Renaissance Violin Band, vielle and rebec in Collegium Musicum, as well as Renaissance sackbut. Her current research focuses on the beginnings of violin fingerings in the 18th century, and music performed in the United States during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. In her 3rd year of serving on the Music Graduate Student Association, she is currently the Vice-President of Communications.

Alice has received several awards including a 2017 Career Center/Humanities@Work Scholarship through the CWRU Baker-Nord and Career Centers, a 2015 Early Music America Summer Scholarship, and the Jason Paras Memorial Scholarship at Indiana University. Previous degrees include an M.M. in Historical Performance from Indiana University , and a B.M. from the University of Michigan.

A regular member and recently named Co-Artistic Director of Bourbon Baroque, Louisville’s period instrument orchestra, Alice’s professional engagements also include the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire, and the Princeton Festival Baroque Orchestra, and other baroque and modern orchestras across the United States. She has performed in Canada, France, England, China, and Japan, and participated in music festivals under the direction of Christophe Rousset, Christian Curnyn, Philippe Herreweghe and Jeanne Lamon.

When not pursuing her passion for music, Alice is the keeper and grower of many house and garden plants, and enjoys hiking, cooking, baking, and CrossFitting.