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Charles R. 'Chuck' Ellis, music director and conductor, dies

Charles R. 'Chuck' Ellis, music director and conductor, dies

Charles R. "Chuck" Ellis, music director of the Prince George's Philharmonic Orchestra and a frequent panelist on WBJC-FM Radio's "Face the Music" program, died New Year's Day from cardiac arrhythmia at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital. The longtime Hampden resident was 67.

The son of Alan Ellis, a machinist, and Martha Knapp, a homemaker, Charles Ronald Ellis was born in Boston and raised in Needham, Mass., where he graduated in 1966 from Needham High School.

In 1970, he earned a bachelor's degree in music from Indiana University. He served in the Army from 1970 to 1973. He earned a master's degree in 1975, also in music, from the New England Conservatory...

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