About this Artist
Elise Montenora is a rising junior and bass trombonist at Valley Central High School in Montgomery, NY. Elise began playing the trombone in 2014 and decided to transition to bass trombone in 2018. She attended the Music Advancement Program (MAP) at Juilliard from 2017-2020 having studied under Burt Mason. She has also participated in the YOLA National Festival in the summer of 2019 and 2020. Currently Elise is studying under Broadway’s own, Jennifer Wharton, out of Montclair State University. She is absolutely thrilled and humbled to be a part of the YOLA National Institute and looks forward to making the impossible possible with YOLA.