Ellen Sargen is a composer and flautist. She is Music Director for CoMA Manchester and since beginning her PhD in 2019, has coordinated fabric collective, a composer-performer group set up to create and perform new collaborative works centred around the unique identities of participants. Through this work Ellen strives for an inclusive space for diverse music-makers. This work often features personal narrative and is concerned with providing space for participants to develop their practice.
Ellen is an associate composer of University of York Music Press. Her music has been performed across the UK and abroad where she has worked with ensembles including Ligeti Quartet, Ensemble 360, Psappha, Ensemble Recherche, NoteBene etc. Recent commissions include those from National Opera Studio, Classical Sheffield Festival and Music in the Round (2018-2020). Ellen is a NWCDTP-funded PhD student studying at the Royal Northern College of Music and previously studied at the University of Sheffield (BMus, MA).
Ellen is the Events and Participation Coordinator at Music in the Round, Sheffield and is a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Royal Northern College of Music.