Braden Ellis

I am a double bassist and serve as principal bass in Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians’ Youth Chamber Orchestra and in the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Symphony Orchestra (PSO). I am also a member of the Kimmel Center’s Magenta jazz ensemble. A two-time attendee of Carnegie Hall’s NYO2 program, in 2018, I spent my summer at Interlochen and the Curtis Institute. 

I am homeschooled and dually enrolled at Drexel University and my local community college. I have been a teacher’s assistant for Science Explorers, interned with local game developers, and I have been featured in ads for Adventure Aquarium and Smith Memorial Playground. I am a proud PMAY and Primavera Fund Artist, a three-time Marian Anderson grant recipient and 2018 Springboard grant recipient.