Ellen Gomez is an artist/musician/songwriter. She plays fiddle, mandolin and guitar. Ellen performs with the Folk Music in the Melting Pot educational program at the Sheldon Concert Hall. She holds MFA and MAT degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and teaches fine arts full time at Forsyth School, an independent elementary school in Clayton. She was the 2009-2010 recipient of a grant from The Missouri Folk Arts Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program to apprentice with Missouri master fiddler, Vesta Johnson. She has also studied with master fiddlers Bruce Green and Dirk Powell, among others.