Emory University Music Student of the Month: Parker Ellison

Student of the Month, Parker Ellison

Parker Ellison is a senior currently finishing his degrees in music composition and psychology. Raised in Monroe, Georgia, he focuses primarily on composing orchestral film scores and music for other visual media, including animated television and video games. Parker has scored festival-contending films in the Atlanta area and is looking to apply to graduate schools in Film Scoring. Parker holds the Dean’s Music Merit Scholarship for trombone performance, and he currently serves as principal trombone for the Emory Wind Ensemble and the Emory Symphony Orchestra, while also being principal of the Emory Brass Choir during his participating semesters. In high school, he was a member of the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony and Emory Symphony Orchestra and participated in events such as the UGA trombone summit and All-State. Upon graduation, Parker will be working as a Behavior Data Analyst at the Marcus Autism Center until his application process to graduate school is complete. I n his spare time, Parker likes to gush over his cats, Raava and Suki, while he serenades them on his guzheng.