Originally from the West Coast, Elijah Medina enjoys playing many styles of music and is an active performer on both the electric and upright bass. As an electric bassist, Elijah has performed and toured extensively with many musical artists throughout the states of Oregon, California, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Utah and Montana. He has had the honor of performing on stage alongside great musical artists such as Goldy McJohn and Alan White, and has performed at major festivals such as Seattle’s Bumbershoot, Oregon’s What The Festival and the Oregon Country Fair. Elijah has also toured and recorded internationally throughout China in Guangzhou, Beijing, Hong Kong and Macau. As an orchestral double bassist, Elijah has served as principal bass of the Umpqua Chamber Orchestra in Roseburg, Oregon, and as substitute principal bass of the Knox-Galesburg Symphony in Illinois. He has performed with the Vancouver, Washington Symphony Orchestra, Portland Columbia Symphony and was assistant principal bass of the Salem Oregon Symphony Orchestra where he performed alongside violin virtuoso, Joshua Bell. Elijah earned his Bachelor’s degree in Double Bass Performance from the University of Oregon where he studied with Tyler Abbott. Currently Elijah is a student of Jon McCullough-Benner at the Chicago College of Performing Arts where he will earn his Master’s degree in Orchestral Studies in May 2019.