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Staff Sergeant Brian Ellingsen

Senior Airman Brian Ellingsen is a native of Wallkill, NY. He received his Master’s Degree from the Yale School of Music in 2009, and received his Bachelor’s Degree from the Hartt School of Music in 2007. In October of 2018 SrA Ellingsen joined the Air Force and was assigned to the Band of the West, Lackland AFB, TX. Prior to his current assignment, SrA Ellingsen traveled the world as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral double bassist. He has played with groups such as the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Princeton Symphony, Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, the Spoleto Festival USA, and the International Contemporary Ensemble. His solo projects have taken him to perform on four continents.

2007: Bachelor’s in Music Performance, Hartt School of Music.
2009: Master’s in Music Performance, Yale School of Music

Oct 2018 – Present, Band of the West, Lackland AFB, TX

Effective Dates of Promotion:
Senior Airman – 14 December 2020
Airman First Class - 18 October 2018