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Ellen Allard
Ellen Allard, multi-award winning Recording Artist, Composer, Performer, and Educator, is one of the most popular and influential Jewish touring musicians and educators on today's contemporary Jewish music scene. Specializing in music for young children, Ellen is also widely recognized for her appeal to audiences of all ages. Her songs have become the gold standard when it comes to engaging and helping people strengthen their Jewish identities. With a strong commitment to building community through music, Ellen has a unique, charismatic, charming, and heartwarming way of getting audiences to sing with her, whether performing a children's concert, presenting a teacher or student workshop, conducting a Youth Choir, or leading a Tot Shabbat, Religious School, or Adult worship service.

Because Ellen's fan base ranges in age from very young children to adults, she offers a potpourri of musical experiences in which the creative mingles with the spiritual. When Ellen sings with young children, she knows exactly how to engage and hold their attention, sometimes goofy, sometimes serious, always educational. With adult audiences, she weaves together moments that are powerful, moving, and spiritual.

Prior to pursuing a career as a solo artist, Ellen was part of a duo. They released 9 CDs and 5 songbooks. Their last recording (Little Taste of Torah) includes Ellen's original compositions and was produced by URJ Books & Music. Ellen's compositions are recorded by other well-known performers and recording artists, and are used in synagogues and religious schools throughout the United States. Her songs are featured on many URJ Books & Music recordings and song compilations, including 16 songs featured in "Manginot 2: the Complete Jewish Songbook for Children." In addition to traveling as a fulltime musician throughout the United States and abroad, Ellen continues to appear as guest faculty at Hava Nashira (the annual URJ song leader's training institute), Hebrew Union College, the URJ Biennial and newCAJE. Ellen is a graduate of Boston University, with a Bachelor's degree in Music performance and education. She earned her Master's degree in Early Childhood Education at Arcadia University. She has two adult children who she is pleased to say are making a difference in this world.

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