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Ellen Pratt

ellen pratt biographyEllen S. Pratt has been playing dulcimer for twenty-three years. She began writing her own music in 2004 and has performed at numerous open mics and taught at festivals throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. Ellen’s style of playing is a mix of traditional and contemporary. She enjoys the hard, fast strumming of old-time music and jam tunes with both the dulcimer and banjo but also enjoys the quieter, more contemporary chord melody style with fingerpicking on dulcimer.

Around 2004, I started composing pieces for dulcimer with four equidistant strings. After joining a dulcimer orchestra in Northeast Connecticut, I began writing and arranging ensemble pieces. To date, I have written ten volumes of dulcimer tablature for ensemble groups and one compilation volume for the First National Dulcimer Orchestra.