Peirce Ellis

BIRTHDAY: May 2003 (Age 16)

PHONE: (267) 538-0339


CITY: Philadelphia, PA


Peirce Ellis

I am a violist and have performed at the White House and in Chicago, New York, and California. I currently play viola in the Youth Chamber Orchestra in Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians and perform nationally with the Perfect Fourth Quartet through the Sphinx Organization. After training with Project 440, I co-designed a classical music presentation and presented it to Philadelphia elementary school students. I have attended summer programs at NYO2 (where I performed at Carnegie Hall), Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI), Luzerne Music Center, and the Sphinx Performance Academy in Chicago and Cleveland. I am a student of Kerri Ryan, assistant principal violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

During the summer of 2016, I was selected to represent the United States at a two-week leadership program at the International School of Karuizawa in Japan with middle school students from 30 different countries. I also participate in the Kimmel Music Center’s Showstoppers musical theater program and I am an alumnus of Schoolyard Ventures, a program that trains middle and high school students to develop their own entrepreneurial ideas. In 2018, I was awarded a Legacy Exists scholarship from the children of boxing legend Joe Frazier for an essay I wrote about their father. I am a recipient of the Marian Anderson Award grant and a proud PMAY and Primavera Foundation Artist.

I am a 15-year-old homeschooled, tenth-grade student dually enrolled in courses at Drexel University and my local community college.

I’m also tall. Very tall.




ViolaChamber MusicOrchestraMusical Theater

— Favorite subject: Math —


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