Ellen Tweiten received Bachelor and Masters degrees in piano performance at the University of Michigan. She did post graduate work at The Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and the University of Texas at Austin. She has held several college teaching positions including that of Adjunct Professor of Piano at Birmingham Southern College. She was the pianist for the Alabama Symphony for sixteen years and and has performed in numerous solo and chamber music recitals. In her spare time she enjoys training horses and gardening.