Sean Elliott is a DMA candidate at the West Virginia University School of Music in Morgantown, WV. His instructors include William van der Sloot, Sunmi Chang, Mikylah Myers, Ellen-Maria Willis, and Mary Wilson. A native of Morgantown, he began private lessons at the age of five through the WVU Community Music Program and has earned a B.A. in Music from WVU and a Master of Music degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Sean is the recipient of several awards, including the Valerie Canady Charitable Trust Foundation Scholarship Award and was a winner and performer of the WVU School of Music Young Artist Competition as an undergraduate in 2016 (with Vieuxtemps’ Violin Concerto No. 5) and again as a doctoral student in 2021 (with Vivaldi’s “Spring” and “Summer” from the Four Seasons). Sean has also led the Round Top Summer Festival Orchestra in Texas as Concertmaster during the 2017 season and participated in violin/ viola chamber music workshops with faculty members Sharan Leventhal and Lila Brown from the Boston Conservatory from 2018-2019. His most recent positions were Concertmaster of the WVU Symphony Orchestra and a violinist of the WVU Graduate String Quartet.