Monica Ellis

Monica Ellis


Bassoonist Monica Ellis is a founding member of the Grammy nominated wind quintet, Imani Winds, who in their 24th season, continuous to make ground-breaking art while maintaining a vigorous international touring schedule. Monica’s strong work ethic was instilled early on from her mother and father, the late jazz saxophonist, Clarence Oden. As the administrative director & tour manager for Imani Winds, and Co-Artistic Director for the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival, she has a fulfilling leadership role within group. A passionate teacher, she is on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music and been a visiting professor or on faculty at The University of Chicago, The Hartt School (CT), Purchase (NY) & Brooklyn College Conservatories of Music, Mannes School of Music and The Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program. Also, a renowned clinician, she has given master classes and solo recital performances across the country.

Masterclass Monica Ellis


Building the Best Bassoon Sound My approach to playing with the most beautiful sound possible AKA – Sing Your Song! The bassoon has the capability to sound like a dramatic operatic tenor to a deep bass player of a jazz trio. Let’s demystify the bassoon through a few simple and straightforward steps that are a […]

Bassoon BSN MC Masterclass
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