Ms. Elleni Maureas is a living legacy of a family of musicians. Both her parents, Mike and Vera, are accomplished professional musicians in Southern California. She was raised in an environment of constant musical stimulation and support. She began her studies in music on the flute at age 9 and later went on to study privately with her mentor, Fredrick Staff at age 17.
Elleni Maureas graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s Degree in Ethnomusicology, June 1999. In addition, to an extensive background in classical music, Ms. Maureas has studied and played music from the Near East, Brazil to the Balkans as well as jazz. Ms. Maureas has guest conducted and soloed with the St. George Chamber Orchestra and has been the principal section lead in several community ensembles. In her last year at UCLA, as member of the World Jazz Ensemble, Elleni performed in a concert that featured distinguished guest, Tito Puente along with Kenny Burrell and Francisco Aguelbella in UCLA’s Schoenburg Hall. After graduation Elleni began teaching orchestra at five elementary schools in South Central Los Angeles for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Elleni continued to pursue her education in music by studying with renowned jazz flutist, James Newton at Cal State Los Angeles while taking her credentialing courses. While at CSULA Ms. Maureas lead three different jazz combos that performed throughout the University community. Elleni also played alto flute for the Culver City Flute Choir. She also performed in Beth the Sybil as the featured instrumental lead at various Los Angeles clubs. In addition to that Elleni performed with her own groups collaborating with guitarist Angelo Metz and bassist Roberto Miranda