M.S. holds a Bachelor of Arts in Instrumental Music/Performance from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) and a Master of Science in Non-Profit Management with a concentration in Arts & Culture from Rosemont College. She has been playing the flute for over 35 years and began teaching while still an undergraduate student. She was a student of Dr. Adeline Tomasone of the Opera Company of Philadelphia and Davidsbund Players and later studied with John Krell of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has been on staff with Conservatory without Walls since 1990 and was also faculty for The New Jersey School of Music in Medford and adjunct faculty for Mullica Hill Friends Community Arts Program and Moorestown Friends School.
Elaine spent 13 years with the YMCA of Camden County. She began in the childcare department and quickly rose to Program Director overseeing multiple departments, then Executive Branch Director and lastly as Chief Operating Officer for the association’s two branches: Voorhees & Camden City. During her career, Elaine achieved certifications as an American Red Cross Instructor, a Certified Pool Operator and YMCA Faculty (e.g.Trainer of Trainers). She received awards for Outstanding Youth Development, grants for teen arts centers and was the East Field Arts & Humanities Coordinator; assisting YMCA’s from Maine to Virginia with the implementation of arts & humanities programming. She maintains her volunteer position as faculty with the YMCA of the USA training other professionals in the areas of program development, budgeting and of course, arts & humanities. She also works as an independent Non-Profit Consultant; most recently for LifeStyles Supports Inc. in Pitman, NJ.
Elaine continues to play professionally within the local area. Most recently she played along with Dr. Tomasone and Dr. John Robert Cart at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, NYC. She has also been heard at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Haddon Heights and St. Bartholomew’s Church in Cherry Hill. She remains available to provide music for special occasions of any kind.
Elaine is proud of her (10) year identical twin girls. Elaine is also very active in both South Jersey Mothers of Multiples (SJMOMS) and once held an Executive Board position with the New Jersey Association of Mothers of Twins Clubs (NJATMC).