Ellen Burr (Schimmel) ’85

Ellen Burr (Schimmel) ’85 checks in: “I’ve continued as a Yamaha Artist presenting clinics to local high schools. In addition to playing with the Los Angeles Flute Orchestra, I play creative music with harpist Anne LeBaron, reeds player Charles Sharp, and bassist Jeff Schwartz, as The Present Quartet. Jeff and I cohost a monthly creative music night called Thirdsdays at the Industry Cafe in Culver City, CA, on the third Thursday of every month. The ensembles are always different. In addition to music, I’ve been pursuing acting. Ruby, a short film in which I am one of three leads, was accepted into the Cinema Diverse Festival this September in Palm Springs. I’m currently filming The Lineage Tribe with Nicole Picard, and I’m in The Ritual, an interactive and immersive theater piece with the Shine On Collective.”