A native of the Southeastern United States, Dr. LaTannia Ellerbe endeavors to share the love of Christ through music. She has performed in the United States, Singapore, Bermuda, and Cuba.
Dr. Ellerbe is currently on faculty at Jackson State University, where she serves as Assistant Professor of Strings and conducts the String Ensemble. In addition, she frequently performs with various ensembles in the southeast, including the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, and the Meridian Symphony Orchestra. She was formerly the Suzuki Strings Director at the Bermuda School of music.
Dr. Ellerbe has participated in numerous festivals including Brevard Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, Medomak Conductors Retreat, Meadowmount School of Music, and the Colour of Music Festival. As an avid performer of alternative styles, she has been a member of the Bermuda School of Music Faculty Jazz Quintet and Charanga Tropical. She has recorded music for albums by Tonia Hughes-Kendrick, Charanga Tropical, and Sounds of Blackness.
Dr. Ellerbe earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Minnesota under the guidance of Sally O’Reilly. She received her Master of Music from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and her Bachelor of Music from Vanderbilt University as a Chancellor’s Scholar.