- Elliott is native to Chicago and holds his Bachelors of Music in composition from Columbia College Chicago. His teachers at Columbia included Kenn Kumpf, Eliza Brown, and Francisco Castillo-Trigueros. While at Columbia, Elliott became vice-president of both the student composers organization CADRE, and the scoring to media organization SCOFI. He also had the pleasure of being hired as a student worker; tutoring students in theory and aural skills for the music department. Today, Elliott specializes in writing for various chamber ensembles. He is currently pursuing his master's degree in composition at Western Michigan University, where he holds an assistantship in research. His primary teachers at WMU include Dr. Christopher Biggs and Dr. Lisa Renee Coons.
Elliott has written for the Dutch/American trio Sonic Hedgehog (flute, clarinet, and electric guitar), the Atar Piano Trio, various members of MOCREP, The Chicago Composer's Orchestra, Ensemble Dal Niente, Spektral Quartet, and Fonema Consort.