Ellie Choate


Ellie’s musical versatility has afforded her the opportunity to touch virtually every area of music making. She is as likely to be found in the opera or symphony orchestra as on stage with show orchestras backing headline artists.  She has worked “behind the scenes” on the musical scores of numerous major motion pictures and recordings, but has also appeared on camera for movies and television shows.  She is an active soloist and chamber musician, playing for events and concerts all across Southern California

In addition to her private studio, she is on the applied music faculty at UC Irvine, CSU Fullerton, and CSU Long Beach.  She has produced four CDs of her classical, pop and jazz arrangements for solo harp, has published works for harp ensemble, and is certified as a therapeutic harp practitioner.


Brad Hufft


  Brad Hufft is a musical educator, concert promoter, and composer with a wide range of entrepreneurial experience. He has owned several companies, including a multi-location restaurant corporation, been a record producer, done band management, toured with a rock band, recorded two albums, and had his art music performed across Europe and the United States. He is the co-author of Listen to the Music: Styles and Trends in American Pop, now in its 17th edition and has been on the faculty of California State University Fresno since 2004. During that time he has been one of the principle developers of Fresno State’s online jazz and rock course.