Praised for her "alluring" performances and "easy virtuosity" (Cleveland Classical), early music specialist Elena Mullins (voice, percussion) is equally at home singing 16th-century lute songs, adding percussion to 13th-century estampies, and breaking down 18th-century baroque dance patterns. She takes a scholarly interest in the performance practices of early repertoires, and is co-founder of two medieval ensembles, Alkemie and Trobár. Elena has performed with a number of period music ensembles, including Les Délices, The Newberry Consort, Apollo's Fire, Three Notch'd Road, and Quire Cleveland. She received her B.A. from the Eastman School of Music, and her D.M.A. from Case Western Reserve University. She returned to CWRU in 2016 where she teaches medieval and Renaissance notation, medieval music history, and baroque dance, and conducts the Early Music Singers.