Mezzo-soprano Ellie McMullin comes from a diverse musical background and utilizes her extended study of cello to inform her singing. Ellie is a recent graduate of the DePaul University School of Music, where she received a BM in vocal performance and studied privately with Julia Bentley, Jane Bunnell, and Jo Rodenburg. As a member of DePaul Opera Theatre from 2012 - 2016, she was seen in productions of La Bohème, Iolanthe, The Magic Flute, and The Fairy Queen. In 2015, she made her debut with Chicago Summer Opera in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Ellie is a co-founder of Micro Opera Ensemble, a group dedicated to performing American operatic and art song repertoire, and sang the role of Ms. Todd in The Old Maid and The Thief for their inaugural performance. In addition to her operatic work, Ellie has appeared around Chicago as a concert soloist. She has been featured with the Rockefeller Chapel Choir at University of Chicago, as well as in PianoForte Foundation’s Schubertiade festival. Ellie has a deep fondness for new music, and has sung with DePaul’s Ensemble 20+, as well as with Disquiet Music Ensemble, premiering the works of upcoming composers in Chicago.