About the Director: Ellen Sager
Ellen is a graduate of the Crane School of Music, where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree. Since the mid-1980s. Ellen is musically diverse—from teacher in the schools, to private violin instructor, to orchestra and camp founder, to conductor of several regional orchestras.
In addition to her work as music educator and orchestra director, Ellen has been a violinist with the Vermont Symphony, served eight years as concertmistress of the Sage City Symphony, and is a current member of the Dorset Trio, which performs at private events throughout the southern Vermont region. She is the founder and director of both the GMYO and GMMC, and is conductor of the Senior Orchestra and Honors Strings ensembles for the Lakes Region Youth Orchestra. In 2005, Ellen launched a yearly festival concert in which the Green Mountain Youth Orchestra and Lakes Region Youth Orchestra come together to perform for local school groups and a public performance.