Elin Frazier is a native of the Greater Boston area where she was a protege of trumpet virtuoso Roger Louis Voisin during her childhood years. She studied at the Aspen School of Music in Colorado prior to her acceptance at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia; there, she was only the second woman ever admitted for training on her instrument. A pupil of Samuel Krauss while at Curtis, she then continued her studies with William Vacchiano and Carmine Caruso in New York City.
A resident of Philadelphia since graduating from Curtis, Ms. Frazier is in great demand for virtually every aspect of musical performance including opera, symphony, ballet, theater, radio, television, Baroque and chamber music. As first trumpeter for 15 years with the Contemporary Brass Quintet of Young Audiences, Inc., she participated in more than 4,000 youth concerts throughout the East Coast and in many other ensembles including Vox Ama Deus.
Ms. Frazier is currently trumpet soloist at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia and is the Brass Instruments Instructor at the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Chestnut Hill Academy and Rutgers University, Camden. She has composed several books of etudes and songs for her students.