Elyse Willis, soprano, joined the LA Master Chorale in 2009 after graduating Magna Cum Laude from UCLA with a BA in Music. She has served as the AGMA Delegate for the group since 2018.
Live performances include Despina in Così Fan Tutte with Riverside Lyric Opera, and The Nightmare Before Christmas Live and La La Land Live at the Hollywood Bowl. She performs at Temple of the Arts in Beverly Hills; sings with Pacific Swingline, an a cappella vocal jazz quintet; works with the non-profit group Street Symphony; and is a Vocal Teaching Artist at Disneyland with Disney Performing Arts.
In addition to live performance, Elyse is a session singer and vocal contractor for films, TV shows, and video games. She served as vocal contractor for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Jungle Cruise, both of which featured the LA Master Chorale. Other recent projects include Star Wars: The Last Jedi (where she played an opera-singing alien), The Lion King, Frozen II, Mulan, WandaVision, Schmigadoon!, and the Super Bowl Halftime Show starring The Weeknd.
She works frequently with her husband, composer Christopher Willis, as a singer, contractor, and songwriter on numerous projects, including The Lion Guard, Disney Mickey Mouse, and The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse. They collaborated on Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway, a new major attraction for Disney World and Disneyland, where they co-wrote an original song for the ride, “Nothing Can Stop Us Now”. To learn more about Elyse, please visit www.elysewillis.com.