Carla Ely

University Accompanist
Long 201F
2580 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-5538

Brief Biography

Carla Smith Ely (University Accompanist) is delighted to be accompanying the choirs of Elon in this her second year as a member of the Phoenix family.  Carla is a graduate of Brevard College and East Carolina University earning a Fine Arts degree and a degree in Music Education.  Carla is the accompanist for the 9th-10th grade NC All State Chorus that meets annually.  In addition to her work at Elon, Carla serves as the Minister of Music at Tabernacle United Methodist Church where she oversees / directs six different choirs and serves as organist.   She participates in the North State Chamber Orchestra on violin/viola. Performing as a free lance accompanist for local area High School Choirs is something she enjoys doing during the academic year.  Carla is a life long resident of Greensboro, NC where she is proudly raising her five children.


Associates in Fine Arts; Brevard College (minor studies in voice)

     Dr. Anthony Siriani; Dr. Mark Nabholz

Bachelor of Music in Education; East Carolina University (minor studies in violin and organ)

     Dr. Henry Doskey; Dr. Janette Fishell; the late Dr. Brett Watson



Employment History

Guilford County Schools

Triplet Threat Studios

Tabernacle United Methodist Church


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