Specialization : Lower – & Higher Brass
Specializing in low brass, Mrs Elmien Els’ principal instrument is the trombone/euphonium,which she started at the age of 13. Proving herself to be an accomplished orchestral musician, she was a member of not only the National Youth Wind Orchestra, but also The Western-Transvaal Youth Orchestra, T.E.D Youth Orchestra, PUK Symphony Orchestra and Zephyros Symphonic Wind Orchestra.
Mrs. Els joined the South African National Defence Force Band in 1992 and quickly progressed through the ranks to obtain the rank of Chief Musician. She received further training from acclaimed Euphonium Teacher Noël van Herrewegen-Bkern atthe UFS Odeon School of Music.
In 2009,Mrs. Els joins the NW Musikon as permanent brass instructor and is currently preparing for her Performance Licentiate from the Trinity Guildhall College of Music in Euphonium.